Molly Netter | soprano
Entrenched in a multitude of styles from an early age, Canadian-American soprano Molly Netter enlivens complex and beautiful music, both old and new. Noted for her “natural warmth” (LA Times) and “clear, beautiful tone” (NY Times), Molly’s voice can be heard on five GRAMMY-nominated albums since 2017.
Highly sought after as a soloist, ’22-’23 season engagements include her debut with the New York Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Julia Wolfe’s “Steel Hammer” at Carnegie Hall, the premiere of Katherine Balch’s Illuminate with the California Symphony, as well as solo appearances with both the Fort Worth and Johnstown Symphonies for Handel’s Messiah. This season also includes the anticipated release of three new recordings: David Lang’s “little match girl passion” for solo quartet on Cantaloupe music, gallant music from “the New Spain” recorded in Madrid with Camerata Antonio Soler on Orchid Classics, and a video concert of 16th century song with Voices of Music in Berkeley, CA.
Recent performance highlights include the US premiere of ‘prayers for night and sleep’ by David Lang conducted by Joe Hisaishi at Carnegie Hall and in Tokyo. Netter has also been presented as soloist by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Boston Early Music Festival, New World Symphony, Apollo’s Fire Baroque Orchestra, Bang-on-a-Can All Stars, and on tour in Japan, Singapore and Burma under Masaaki Suzuki.
Consistently engaged in early and new music, Molly was a featured curator/performer on Trinity Wall Street’s 2019 “Time’s Arrow Festival,” leading an eclectic evening of Barbara Strozzi paired with newly commissioned works. In 2020 she began commissioning an entirely new repertoire for self-accompanied singer and clavicytherium, working with composers to emphasize the florid voice, early music vocal techniques and improvisation.
Molly holds a BM in composition and contemporary voice from Oberlin Conservatory and an MM in early music voice from the Yale Institute of Sacred Music.