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Renee Jolles

Renee Jolles

Renée Jolles is a Professor of Violin at the Eastman School of Music and enjoys an eclectic career as soloist, chamber artist, and pedagogue.



Adler: One Lives but Once: A 90th Birthday Celebration
Adler: One Lives but Once: A 90th Birthday Celebration
This three-disc set provides a cohesive overview of Adler's output celebrating his 90th birthday. 

CKD 590  

Renée Jolles - violin

The violinist Renée Jolles enjoys an eclectic career as soloist, chamber artist, and pedagogue. She has premiered hundreds of works, including the American premiere of Schnittke’s Violin Concerto No. 2. Jolles is a member of the Jolles Duo, Continuum, Intimate Voices, the Bedford Chamber Players (with Baroque harpsichordist Anthony Newman), the New York Chamber Ensemble, and is a Concertmaster of the Grammy Award- winning, conductorless Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.

A dedicated teacher, Jolles is a Professor of Violin at the Eastman School of Music, in addition to teaching each summer at Bowdoin International Music Festival and Aria Summer Music Academy. She received her bachelor and master degrees from The Juilliard School, where, upon graduation, she was presented with the school’s highest award, the William Schuman Prize. Her teachers have included Lewis Kaplan, Felix Galimir, Jacob Lateiner, and members of the Juilliard, Tokyo, and American Quartets. 

MusicWeb International
'These are warm, polished and convincing performances, well-rehearsed, with immaculate ensemble in each case. All of the works have been recorded in top-notch sound.'
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Classica
4 Stars
'Convincing and authentic interpretations.'
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BBC Music Magazine
'...it's hard to beat the dancing simplicity of Into the Radiant Boundaries of Light for viola and guitar, or Ports of Call for guitar and two violins - a sunny guide to the Mediterranean calling points of Jewish refugees...Adler in a nutshell.'
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Pizzicato
4 Stars
'This is a musically well realized homage to the German born American composer Sam Adler. The works with various instruments cover a wide range of his life and different styles of expression. The overall impression is one of a life-affirming composer.'
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RBB Kulturradio
5 Stars
CD-Tipp: 'In five dance movements including "Rumble" to "Pavane", Adler proves his outstanding understanding of music history, especially in the concluding "Tarantella".'
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