BIOGRAPHY

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Juliet was educated at the Purcell School as a first-study oboist and then at Cambridge University where she read Music and History of Art. Whilst a student there she started singing, joining the chapel choir of Clare College; subsequently she sang with professional choirs such as Polyphony, Tenebrae, Monteverdi Choir, The King's Consort and BBC Singers. In 2002 Juliet co-founded EXAUDI vocal ensemble with composer/conductor James Weeks. She was Executive Director of EXAUDI until 2014 and remains a core member of the ensemble, regularly performing at major European festivals such as Aldeburgh, Spitalfields, hcmf//, ManiFeste, Festival d'Automne, Ars Musica, Wittener Tage and Darmstadt Ferienkurse. Juliet was also a regular member of the soloists of Collegium Vocale Gent, directed by Philippe Herreweghe, for six years, performing and recording Renaissance polyphony by Lassus, Vitoria, Gesualdo and Byrd. She continues to perform early music as a soloist and with Gli Angeli Genève. 

 

In new music, Juliet has performed as a soloist with Klangforum Wien, Remix, Talea, ICTUS, Plus-Minus, We Spoke: New Music Company, London Sinfonietta and BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in festivals such as hcmf//, Tectonics Glasgow, Transit 20/21, Donaueschinger Musiktage, MaerzMusik and Wien Modern. She has premièred well over 100 works, many of which have been written for her, working particularly closely with composers Rebecca Saunders, Michael Finnissy, Bernhard Lang, Matthew Shlomowitz, Andrew Hamilton and Cassandra Miller. Much of her commissioning focuses on creating a body of new work for voice and piano (with duo partner Mark Knoop) or for voice and fixed audio/live electronics.

 

Juliet's 2016/17 season featured premieres of major new solo works in festivals and venues such as Donaueschinger Musiktage, Transit 20/21 (Leuven), Casa da Mùsica (Porto), Time of Music Festival (Viitasaari) and Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival. Her recording of Morton Feldman's Three Voices was released on Hat Hut Records in November 2016 to critical acclaim and was nominated for a Schallplattenkritik Prize. Bernhard Lang's The Cold Trip, part 2 (with Mark Knoop) was released on Kairos in August 2017, and Andrew Hamilton's To The People (with Maxime Echardour) is scheduled for release on NMC in June 2018.

 

 

Juliet was supported by Aldeburgh Music's Open Space scheme in 2016. She is Chapel Artist-in-Residence at Oxford House in Bethnal Green, where she runs eavesdropping, a new series dedicated to new music. She has recently received financial awards from Britten-Pears Foundation, Hinrichsen Foundation, PRS Foundation and Help Musicians UK's Transmission Fund.

 

As a new music soloist, Juliet is represented by Graham Hayter of CMPromotions.

 

 

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