Representation: General Management
With her special interest in creative
interpretations of classical compositions and an innovative approach to live
performance, Amsterdam-based singer Nora Fischer has been developing an
adventurous performance practice. Using her voice as a versatile instrument,
she performs music from the 16th century up to the numerous compositions that
have been written for her today. Nora is also an entrepreneurial artist who has
initiated many performance projects. She has a strong interest in creating an
informal and personal atmosphere during concerts. Nora also explores
various ways of enhancing the musical experience of concerts, using for example
lighting design or stage directing. In the last years she has been involved in
several newly written music theatre productions, keenly taking part in this
rapidly developing genre.
Nora started her vocal education with Maarten Koningsberger and later studied
classical singing at the Conservatory of Amsterdam. She then continued her
studies at the Complete Vocal Institute in Copenhagen, broadening her vocal
technique. This course enabled her to use her voice in a larger variation of
musical genres. In 2013 she graduated from the Music Master for New Audiences and Innovative Practice at
the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague. Nora also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in
Musicology and Philosophy, completed at the University of Amsterdam in 2009.
In recent years, Nora has developed a world-wide
performance practice. A few examples: In 2011 Nora initiated a performance
of the folk music based composition Ayre by Osvaldo Golijov,
performed by the Asko|Schönberg Ensemble. The performance was enriched by
visuals and has been performed at various venues and festivals such as November
Music and Into the Great Wide Open. Since October 2012 Nora plays one of
the main parts in the reality opera The News by avant-pop
composer JacobTV; a multimedia performance critically highlighting our media
driven society. In the summer of 2013 Nora worked with composer Steve
Reich, performing several of his compositions with a final performance at
Nora also collaborated with composer Calliope Tsoupaki at the Holland Festival
in 2014, singing a newly composed oratorio staged by Pierre Audi. In October
2013 she had the honour to fill an entire episode of the TV-show Vrije
Geluiden, with a selection of projects she was working on at the time.
Nora also regularly performs solo concerts singing baroque, classical and
contemporary vocal repertoire.
Future collaborations are due with for example composer Louis Andriessen, stage director Paul Koek and string
quartet Kronos Quartet.