Strings & Harp Dept.
Chamber Music Dept.
Orchestral Performance Program
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 North/South Consonance. 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 Duo. 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 Upshaw. 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.