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. It was whilst a student there that she joined the chapel choir of Clare College and started having singing lessons. Juliet began her career singing with choirs such as Polyphony, Tenebrae, Monteverdi Choir, The King's Consort and BBC Singers. She co-founded EXAUDI vocal ensemble with composer/conductor James Weeks in 2002; she was Executive Director of EXAUDI until 2014 and remains a core member of the ensemble. 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 consort singer. 

 

In new music, Juliet has performed as a soloist with Klangforum Wien, Musikfabrik, Ensemble Modern, Asko|Schönberg, Remix, Talea, Plus-Minus, ICTUS, We Spoke: New Music Company and BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. She has premiered 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, Cassandra Miller, Sivan Eldar and Lisa Illean. 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. Her 18/19 season features performances of major new solo works in festivals and venues such as Ruhrtriennale, Klangspuren, London's Queen Elizabeth Hall, BBC Radio 3's 'Open Ear' series and Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival.

 

Juliet's 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, Andrew Hamilton's To The People (with Maxime Echardour) was released on NMC in April 2018 and Michael Finnissy's Andersen-Liederkreis (with Mark Knoop) was released on Hat Hut in August 2018. She recently released the first binaural recording of Milton Babbitt's Philomel on all that dust. Forthcoming records include a portrait disc of music by Frank Denyer on Another Timbre.

 

Juliet is founder and artistic director of eavesdropping, a new series and a symposium celebrating women in new music. eavesdropping's first season was held in the chapel at Oxford House in Bethnal Green, where Juliet is artist-in-residence during the 2017/18 season. She is also co-director, with Newton Armstrong and Mark Knoop, of all that dust, a new record label for new music.

 

 

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