© Dimitri Djuric

I am a soprano, specialising in the gnarly edges of contemporary classical music. Though based in London, most of my work happens in mainland Europe, whizzing between the many wonderful international festivals that celebrate new music. Most of what I sing is brand-new — much of it is written especially for me — but I began my career singing early music and I still keep that in that mix. As a writer, I am engaged in a sort of stealth activism, offering a performer's perspective on issues around equity, agency and sustainability. I am artistic director of eavesdropping, a festival of experimental musics in East London, co-director of all that dust, a little independent label for new music, and director of VOICEBOX, a brand-new programme for contemporary vocal performance.




The 2024-25 season includes performances at Bludenzer Tage, Donaueschinger Musiktage, TRANSIT in Leuven, Rainy Days in Luxembourg, Archipel in Geneva and Aldeburgh Festival. Premieres include new works written for me by Carola Bauckholt and Kristine Tjøgersen (with violinist Hannah Weirich) and Pascale Criton (for voice and electronics). Happily, Mark Knoop and I continue to tour one of our best-beloved pieces, Øyvind Torvund's Plans for Future Operas. Meanwhile, the first year of VOICEBOX culminates in showcase performances at Snape Maltings and Cafe OTO. I will also be teaching at the Academy of Contemporary Music, co-hosted by Künstlerhaus Boswil and Hochschule der Künste Bern and at Darmstadt Summer Course 2025. I was recently awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Southampton. 

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