Jacqueline Pollauf, American harpist, is known for her sensitive performances, dedication to teaching, and beautifully crafted compositions. Past performances include a premiere for voice and harp at Carnegie Hall, as well as appearances at the Eleventh World Harp Congress and the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. Her recent recording, Beau Soir, with cellist Dariusz Skoraczewski, was lauded as “utter perfection” (The Harp Column).
Jacqueline appears frequently as a recitalist in programs drawing on repertoire standards, little-known works, and her own transcriptions. Recent performances include solo recitals at the Arts Club of Washington; Emmanuel Christ Church in Hannover, Pennsylvania; Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida; and a regular series of livestreamed performances.
Recording credits include Songs and Dreams for solo harp, featuring Jacqueline’s compositions and transcriptions; Voyage, a recording of avant-garde harp and saxophone duos with saxophonist Noah Getz; and Bouquet, Jacqueline’s debut solo album.
A dedicated composer and arranger, Jacqueline’s most recent publication, Glissando Exercises, is third in a series of exercise books for the harp. Her works, including solo and chamber music, are available through Lyon and Healy Publications, Harp Column Music, and Oakway Studios.
Along with flutist Marcia McHugh and violist Karin Brown, Jacqueline appears as part of as Trio Sirènes. She has also performed with ensembles including the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Post Classical Ensemble, (Washington D.C.), the Scottish Voices (Glasgow, Scotland), and the Choir of Clare College (Cambridge, UK).
Jacqueline has been recognized with awards from the Maryland State Arts Council and Chamber Music America. She is the founder and director of the Baltimore Harp Camp, and is on faculty at the Baltimore School for the Arts and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Performances and instructional videos can be found on her highly regarded YouTube channel. She holds degrees from the Peabody Conservatory.
B. Mus. Peabody Conservatory (2006)
M. Mus. Peabody Conservatory (2007)