Preparatory Division Faculty
Jolles, harpist, has enjoyed a long and varied career as a soloist, chamber
musician, orchestral player, teacher and arranger. A founding member of the
Naumburg Award winning Jubal Trio, she also appears with daughter, Renee,
violinist, as the Jolles Duo. Ms. Jolles is a member of the American Composers
Orchestra, Musica Viva, Queens Symphony Orchestra and 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.
Jolles has been associated with contemporary music since receiving a Fromm
Fellowship in contemporary music performance in 1963. She has premiered and
recorded the works of such composers as Luciano Berio, Hans Werner Henze,
George Crumb, Charles Wuorinen and Philip Glass. She has also commissioned many
composers for the Jubal Trio and Jolles Duo.
Jolles has an extensive discography that encompasses a full range of musical
genres including classical, klezmer, jazz, cabaret and Broadway, recording with
such diverse artists as Giora Feidman, Kenny Garrett, James Galway and Barbara
Cook. She has recently recorded five albums of original flute and harp music
with flutist Laurel Zucker.
Jolles is on the faculties of the Manhattan School of Music and the Mannes
College of Music (since 1984) where she teaches harp as well as orchestral
repertory and chamber music.