Despite her youth, the young soprano Nora Fischer has already been performing concerts all around the world for years with a repertoire that ranges from the 16th century to the most recent output of our own era. Her concert programme for the Rising Stars series illustrates this: alternating with rhythmic regularity between older works and contemporary music, it also boasts a world première in the latter category.Growing up in the Netherlands as the daughter of Iván Fischer and recorder player Anneke Boeke, Nora Fischer probably received no shortage of musical stimulus as a child. An outsider might even think it obvious that she would have had no difficulty deciding what she wanted to do when she grew up. After starting her studies at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, she continued them in Copenhagen and later completed her degree at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague. And it wasn't just voice training that she pursued: she also studied musicology and philosophy at the University of Amsterdam. She has performed concerts in numerous countries across Europe, as well as in the United States, India and Indonesia, and has collaborated with such partners as Louis Andriessen, Steve Reich, David Lang, Michel van der Aa and the Kronos Quartet.
She has just as much passion for presenting new works as she does for early music - and of course for everything that music history has produced between the two chronological extremes. Several contemporary composers have composed pieces specifically for her voice. A witty, playful and original individual who brings character and atmosphere to her music, Fischer has already performed for the Hungarian audience in the past, including at Iván Fischer's composer's recital. Her concert also features a special twist: she'll be singing the modern pieces to piano accompaniment, but, for the early music, her voice will be joined by the strains of the lute-like theorbo.
Nominated for the Rising Stars program by: Concertgebouw Amsterdam
In Festival Square after the concert, visitors will be able to participate in a meet and greet moderated by Endre Tóth, where they can chat with the artists appearing in the concert and request autographs.
Presented by: Müpa Budapest
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