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Jane Sheldon

Soprano

Jane Sheldon is an Australian-American soprano who specialises in the performance of new and recently composed chamber works. Praised by the New York Times for singing ‘sublimely’, the Washington Post for ‘a stunning performance’, and The Australian for bringing ‘mesmerising emotional truth’ to her work, she has appeared with acclaimed ensembles across the globe, including the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Pinchgut Opera, Boston Camerata, the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Synergy Percussion, Talea Ensemble, Sound Icon and the Australian String Quartet.

Jane is a member of the international touring ensemble for the composer John Zorn and also sings with Ekmeles, a New York-based group of specialists in avant-garde vocal music. She has appeared at international arts festivals such as the Adelaide Festival, Sydney Festival, Jerusalem Sacred Music Festival, Lincoln Center Festival and the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival. In 2011 Jane was awarded Performance of the Year with Ensemble Offspring at the Australian Art Music Awards and in 2016 she was nominated for the Classical:NEXT Innovation Award, an international award recognising contributions to contemporary classical music. She is the director of Symbioses, a travelling chamber music series focused on duos and trios, and is a proud Artistic Associate of Sydney Chamber Opera.