Hila Plitmann (b. 9 August 1973, Jerusalem, Israel) is an Israeli operatic soprano, songwriter and actress.
Growing up in her native Jerusalem as the daughter of a Hebrew University botany professor and a musicologist mother, she was immersed in music from a young age and developed a love of all genres. She received her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from the Juilliard School with high honors.
Plitmann's professional career began in 1998, when she premiered Pulitzer Prize winner David Del Tredici's The Spider and the Fly with The New York Philharmonic under the baton of Kurt Masur. Her theatrical acting debut was in the role of Sharon in the Fountain Theater's production of Master Class by Terrence McNally.
In February 2009, Plitmann was awarded the Grammy Award for Best Classical Vocal Performance for her 2009 performance of Corigliano: Mr. Tambourine Man: Seven Poems Of Bob Dylan. Recognized as an innovative and passionate educator, she regularly offers residencies, masterclasses, and workshops on campuses across the U.S. Bringing her diverse pedagogical methods – which include mindfulness, meditation, and energetic components – to a wide variety of sessions, she combines technical focus, tools and approaches for connecting, and a sense of inner confidence, centering, and presence.
From 1998 to 2017 Ms. Piltmann was married to composer Eric Whitacre.
Works for Winds
- In This Circle (2022)