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