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Ms. Jacqueline Pollauf
Affiliate Artist, Harp

Education

B. Mus. Peabody Conservatory (2006)
M. Mus. Peabody Conservatory (2007)

Bio

Jacqueline Pollauf, solo harpist, has been praised for playing with “transcendent ability” (The Sybaritic Singer), and a “steady and most satisfying elegance” (The Toledo Blade). Jacqueline frequently creates her own arrangements, and audiences are intrigued and delighted by the variety of sounds and styles to be found in her sensitive playing. Jacqueline has given solo performances throughout the mid-Atlantic region, including on Vivre Musicale’s Se la Musique Series; at the Academy Art Museum of Easton, Maryland; and at the Windup Space in Baltimore. In 2014, Jacqueline was honored with an Individual Artist’s Award from the Maryland State Arts Council.

Jacqueline made her solo debut at age sixteen with the Perrysburg Symphony Orchestra (Perrysburg, OH). Recording credits include Music from Three Continents with the Scottish Voices ensemble of Glasgow, Scotland; Howard Hanson: Organ Concerto with the Philadelphia Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra; and a solo recording, Bouquet.

In the world of contemporary classical music, Jacqueline collaborated with saxophonist Noah Getz in the duo Pictures on Silence from 2009-2014. Together they released an album of avant-garde classical music, Voyage, featuring several of their more than twenty commissions. The duo performed at the 2011 World Harp Congress (Vancouver, Canada) and have recognized with numerous awards and grants, including a Chamber Music America Commissioning Grant, and a Yellow Barn Artist Residency.

Jacqueline has explored a variety of styles of music, including an appearance on the Washington Women in Jazz Festival at Bohemian Caverns, performances with hip hop artists as part of the Baltimore Boom Bap Society, and free improv in the Out of Your Head Collective.

Jacqueline is on the faculties of American University, the Baltimore School for the Arts, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, Goucher College, and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County; and is the founder and director of the Baltimore Harp Camp. Jacqueline holds Master and Bachelor of Music degrees from the Peabody Conservatory.

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