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, and 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. Juliet began her career singing with choirs such as Polyphony, Tenebrae, Monteverdi Choir, The King's Consort and BBC Singers. She 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, Asko|Schönberg, Remix, Talea, Plus-Minus, ICTUS, We Spoke: New Music Company, London Sinfonietta and BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. 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) was released on NMC in April 2018. 

 

Juliet was supported by Aldeburgh Music's Open Space scheme in 2016. This season she is Chapel Artist-in-Residence at Oxford House in Bethnal Green, where she runs eavesdropping, a new series and a symposium celebrating women in new music. 

 

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

 

 

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