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
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.