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Artist on the edge: an interview with Hila Plitmann
by Edward Sien for Vocal Area Network
Posted July 11, 2008

Hila PlitmannBorn in Jerusalem and educated at Juilliard, soprano Hila Plitmann has quickly become a glittering jewel on the international music scene, known worldwide for her astonishing musicianship and gossamer voice. In recent years she has worked with many of today's leading conductors, including Leonard Slatkin, Kurt Masur, Robert Spano, Marin Alsop, Esa Pekka Salonen, Andrew Litton and Steven Sloan. In constant demand as a singer of new and contemporary classical music, she has recently appeared as the soloist of several world premieres, including Paul Revere's Ride by David del Tredici; Esa Pekko Salonen's Wing on Wing; Mr. Tambourine Man by John Corigliano; and Two Awakenings and a Lullaby, a song cycle written for her by Aaron Jay Kernis.

Ms. Plitmann will join the Metropolis Ensemble for concerts on July 16 and 18, during which she will premiere Ricardo Romaneiro's Two-Part Belief. She graciously offered to take a few moments from her blisteringly busy schedule to an