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 passionate about new music and has been working with artists and composers in this scene such as JacobTV, Louis Andriessen, Steve Reich, Michel van der Aa and the Kronos String Quartet.
Nora initially studied classical singing at the Conservatory of Amsterdam, but left the school early to broaden her vocal technique at the Complete Vocal Institute in Copenhagen. 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. As the main part in the reality opera The News by JacobTV, who wrote most of the part especially for her, she toured extensively in the Netherlands and the United States. In 2014 she made her debut at the prestigious Holland Festival, singing a world premiere composed for her by Calliope Tsoupaki, and staged by Pierre Audi. Her solo concerts were heard all over Europe, India, Indonesia and beyond. She also collaborated with various theatre companies to investigate the meeting points of new music and theatre. These, and many other, collaborations and solo programmes have taken her to the most prestigious concert halls as well as pop festivals and theatre venues in the Netherlands and abroad. Be it the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, Lowlands Festival, Into the Great Wide Open, an underground squat center in London or a mysterious forest at the Oerol Theatre Festival… Nora will make it her own.
Nora also regularly performs solo concerts singing baroque, classical and contemporary vocal repertoire; ranging from straight-forward concert programmes to theatrical performances and genre-crossing collaborations.