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Soprano Martha Cluver has been hailed by the New York Times for her “sweet, pure” "fluid, dark hued" and “soulful soprano” voice. Focusing on contemporary music, Ms. Cluver performs frequently with the ensembles Alarm Will Sound, Roomful of Teeth, Signal, Axiom, So Percussion and the Vox Vocal Ensemble. She has performed numerous works by composer Steve Reich under the direction of Bradley Lubman, Jeffrey Milarsky, David Robertson and Alan Pierson. Ms. Cluver traveled to the Czech Republic in the summer of 2007 for the Ostrava Days New Music Festival, where she performed Neither by Morton Feldman with conductor Peter Rundel and the Janáček Philharmonic. Ms. Cluver has since then returned to the Czech Republic where she performed the demanding soprano role in George Benjamin’s opera Into the Little Hill with Prague Modern. In September of 2009 she premiered the new opera La Douce by Emmanuel Nunes with the Remix Ensemble in Porto, Portugal. As a chamber musician, Ms. Cluver has premiered works by John Zorn, O&A, Caleb Burhans, William Brittelle, Judd Greenstein, and Brad Lubman. She sings regularly with Clarion, Antioch, and the Choir of Trinity Wall Street. Her discography includes Nonesuch, Sweet Spot DVD, Cantaloupe, Naxos, Mode, and Tzadik. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Eastman School of Music in viola performance.