Early Music Skills & Interests
Other Keyboard, Soprano
Early Music Affiliations
A versatile and joyous musician, Canadian-American soprano Molly Netter enlivens both old and new music with "clear, beautiful tone and vivacious personality" (NYTimes). Recent season highlights have included the US and Japanese premieres of a new solo work by David Lang conducted by Joe Hisaishi at Carnegie Hall, as well as solo engagements with the Chicago Symphony, GRAMMY Award-winning Boston Early Music Festival, Apollo’s Fire Baroque Orchestra, the New World Symphony, Contemporaneous Ensemble, New York Baroque Incorporated, ACRONYM ensemble, Juilliard415 at Lincoln Center, Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra, BOP Opera in Montreal, Heartbeat Opera, the Staunton Music Festival, Trinity Baroque Orchestra and NOVUS NY contemporary orchestra.
Molly performs as a soloist and full-time member of the Choir at Trinity Wall Street and appears regularly with TENET Vocal Artists, Variant 6, Clarion Music Society, the Yale Choral Artists, Seraphic Fire, and The Thirteen. Notable chamber performance highlights include inaugural casts of Pulitzer-winning operas Angel’s Bone (Du Yun, 2015) and PRISM (Ellen Reid, 2017).
In addition to her work as a solo and chamber performer, Molly is also an active curator, educator and advocate of new music, regularly commissioning new work by living composers. In Spring 2018, she was a featured curator/performer on Trinity Wall Street’s acclaimed “Time’s Arrow Festival,” programming an eclectic evening of Barbara Strozzi paired with newly commissioned contemporary works. Frequent collaborators include David Lang, Doug Balliett, Amy Beth Kirsten, Alyssa Weinberg, Jessica Meyer, Molly Joyce, and Gemma Peacocke. She is also on faculty for the 2020 Oberlin Baroque Performance Institute.
Molly holds a BM in composition and contemporary voice from Oberlin Conservatory and an MM in early music voice and oratorio from the Yale Institute of Sacred Music where she studied with James Taylor. Between degrees, she taught English in Kyoto, Japan.
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