JULIET FRASER | soprano
The 2014/15 season has featured a glorious parade of premieres. Putting the early music to one side for a few months, I've been tackling new pieces by Andrew Hamilton, Gérard Pesson, Michael Oesterle, Laurence Crane and Michael Finnissy, as well as a bundle of statements by composers commissioned by the London Sinfonietta to write 'Notes to a New Government'. Over the summer I will be preparing Feldman's Three Voices for performance at the National Portrait Gallery and joining Belgian early music group Zefiro Torno and the Frank Vaganée Trio for a mixed programme of Petrarch settings; in the Autumn I unveil my new programme for voice and electronics, 'Voice(s)', and join ICTUS for a new work by Eva Reiter at Wien Modern.
Huge thanks go to the PRS for Music Foundation, Arts Council England, Britten-Pears Foundation and the RVW Trust who are supporting my development of two new solo programmes for 2015/16. I'm also thrilled to have been accepted onto Aldeburgh Music's Open Space programme (which is supported by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation).
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EXAUDI appears at Spitalfields Festival in a late-night performance of James Weeks's Mala Punica, premieres new works by composers from City University, and joins BBC Philharmonic for the premiere of Mark Simpson's The Immortal in the Manchester International Festival. Following the amazing response to our Kickstarter campaign, we have just recorded Michael Finnissy's Kelir and Gesualdo: Sesto Libro for future release — thanks for your support!