Soprano Juliet Fraser specialises in the gnarly edges of contemporary classical music. Internationally recognised as a committed interpreter of new music, Juliet regularly appears as a guest soloist with ensembles such as Musikfabrik, Klangforum Wien, Ensemble Modern, Remix, Talea and Quatuor Bozzini. She is also a core member of EXAUDI vocal ensemble, which she co-founded with composer/conductor James Weeks and which celebrates its twentieth anniversary this year. Juliet is an active commissioner of new repertoire: recent premieres include new works written for her by Laurence Crane, Pascale Criton, Cassandra Miller, Martin Smolka and Øyvind Torvund. She is equally recognised for breathing new life into existing works such as Milton Babbitt’s Philomel, Morton Feldman’s Three Voices and Gérard Grisey’s Quatre chants pour franchir le seuil.
Juliet’s discography reflects the full breadth of her repertoire, with acclaimed recordings of early music performed with Collegium Vocale Gent and EXAUDI released on Harmonia Mundi and Outhere, and solo albums of contemporary repertoire released on NEOS, Kairos, HCR and Hat Hut. Juliet is the founder and artistic director of the eavesdropping festival in London and co-director of all that dust, a little independent label for new music.