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Karen Gottlieb performed with the San Francisco Symphony as second harpist for more than 30 years.  She toured extensively with them on their USA, European and Asian tours as well as performed on their many grammy award winning recordings and DVDs. For 20 years she served as principal harpist with the California Symphony and also as a member of the SF Symphony- ‘AIM’ ensembles including 4 Sounds, Strings & Things, THAT! Group and Silver & Gold, Plus.  

 

She served as principal harpist for the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players for 30 years and appeared regularly with other new music groups including Opera Parallele & Earplay.  With her interest in new music, she released a CD -- 'Music For Harp’ featuring 20th Century Composers of the San Francisco Bay Area, produced by Innova Records and the American Composers Forum. (available on Itunes & Amazon).  She has also recorded multiple major film, TV and video game sound tracks with the Skywalker Recording Symphony orchestra and performed with both San Francisco Opera & Ballet orchestras.

 

Ms. Gottlieb received her Bachelors at University of Washington, Seattle and her Masters in Performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music. Her many teachers include Alice Chalifoux, Lynne Palmer, Pamela Vokolek, Lucile Lawrence, Marjorie Call, Linda Rollo and Susann McDonald. Her teaching positions include San Francisco State University, Mills College and a private studio. 

 

As a certified harp technician for Lyon & Healy and Salvi Harps, Ms. Gottlieb maintains and repairs harps locally, the West Coast, Nevada and Mexico.  

She is an avid traveller, gardener and cook.  You can find some of her 'favorite recipes' on this website. 

 

Contact:   KGHarp@pacbell.net     www.KGHarp.com