Susan Jolles, harpist, has enjoyed a long and varied career as a
soloist, chamber musician, orchestral player, teacher, and arranger. A
founding member of the Jubal Trio, recipient of the Naumburg Chamber
Music Award, she also appears with daughter, Renee,violinist, ias the
Jolles Duo. Ms. Jolles is a member of the American Composers
Orchestra, Musica Viva(New York), the Little Orchestra Society, and is
associate harpist with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. Past
affiliations include the Contemporary Chamber Ensemble, The Group for
Contemporary Music, The New York Chamber Symphony, and the Juilliard
Ensemble. She also appears regularly with the Encores Orchestra and
Ms. Jolles has been associated with contemporary music since receiving
a Fromm Fellowship in contemporary music performance in 1963. She has
premiered and recorded the music of such compoers as Luciano Berio,
George Cromb, Hans Werner Henze, Charles Wuorinen, and David Diamond.
She has also commissioned many composers for the Jubal Trio and Jolles
Susan Jolles has an extensive discography. She has collaborated with
artists that span all musical styles, from Klezmer with Giora
Feidman, jazz with Kenny Garrett, cabaret with Barbara Cook, to
classical with Humbert Lucarelli and Laurel Zucker. She performed on
Grammy Award Albums,with the Contemporary Chamber Ensemble and Dawn
Susan Jolles is on the faculties of the Manhattan School of Music and
the Mannes College of Music. She also teaches in the summer at the Bel
Canto Institute in Florence, Italy.
Manhattan School of Music College faculty since 1997.
Manhattan School of Music Precollege faculty since 1999.