Performance Year: 2020
Grammy award-winning vocalist and actress, Hila Plitmann, is a glittering jewel on the international music scene, known worldwide for her astonishing musicianship, light and beautiful voice, unique expressive quality, and the ability to perform challenging new work. She has performed with many leading conductors, including Leonard Slatkin, EsaPekka Salonen, Thomas Adès, Carl St. Clair, Giancarlo Guerrero, Robert Spano and JoAnn Falletta, working with the likes of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the New York Philharmonic, The National Symphony and the London Symphony Orchestra.
Hila is also emerging as a unique crossover artist, and her own songs and arrangements can be heard and seen on YouTube and in live concert. She has accumulated an impressive catalogue of varied recordings, including Hans Zimmer’s Grammy-winning soundtrack for The Da Vinci Code, Eric Whitacre’s Good Night Moon with the LSO, and Oscar winner John Corigliano’s song- cycle Mr. Tambourine Man with the Buffalo Symphony (for which she won a best female vocalist Grammy). Some of her recent discs are Richard Danielpour’s Toward A Season of Peace and Corigliano’s Vocalise, both released to critical acclaim on NAXOS.
In constant demand as a singer of new and contemporary music, Ms. Plitmann shines as a soloist in many world premieres, including: Frank Zappa’s orchestral staged version of 200 Motels with the Los Angeles Philharmonic; the Dallas Opera world premiere of Mark Adamo’s Opera Becoming Santa Claus; Yuval Sharon and Annie Gosfield’s War of the Worlds with the Los Angeles Philharmonic; and upcoming Emmy Award winner, Jeff Beal’s ’The Paper Lined Shack’, with St. Louis Symphony Orchestra under Leonard Slatkin, and Richard Danielpour’s ’The Passion of Yeshua’, with Buffalo Symphony Orchestra, under JoAnn Falletta;
She has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and lives with her son and their cat in Los Angeles.