• Resident Artists

  • Mannes Resident Artists

    Alongside studying with Mannes' world-class studio and classroom faculty, students have the opportunity to work with a wide range of artists, ensembles, and organizations in residence at Mannes and across the College of Performing Arts.

    JACK Quartet

    Hailed by the New York Times as the “nation’s most important quartet,” the JACK Quartet is one of the most highly acclaimed, renowned, and respected groups performing today. JACK has maintained an unwavering commitment to its mission of performing and commissioning new works, giving voice to neglected composers, and cultivating an ever-greater sense of openness toward contemporary classical music. The quartet has been selected as Musical America’s 2018 Ensemble of the Year, named to WQXR’s 19 for 19 Artists to Watch, and awarded an Avery Fisher Career Grant.

    The JACK Quartet began its tenure as quartet-in-residence in September 2019. As quartet-in-residence at Mannes, JACK Quartet regularly presents concerts and master classes at Mannes. Each member of the quartet coaches chamber ensembles and maintains a private studio at the school. JACK also produces an annual festival, JACK Frontiers Festival, which is designed to amplify new and distinctive voices in music while challenging the norms of concert music. 

    Beginning in the 2019-2020 academic year, the JACK Quartet will oversee the new Graduate Resident String Quartet program at Mannes.

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    Matt Haimovitz

    Matt Haimovitz is the John Cage Fellow at The New School. He is acclaimed for his tremendous artistry as a solo recitalist and musical visionary — pushing the boundaries of classical music performance, championing new music, and initiating groundbreaking collaborations. Haimovitz’s honors include the Concert Music Award from ASCAP, the Trailblazer Award from the American Music Center, the Avery Fisher Career Grant, the Grand Prix du Disque, the Diapason d’Or, and the Premio Internazionale - Accademia Musicale Chigiana. As a Mannes resident artist, he will take part in many activities at Mannes and across the College of Performing Arts, including coaching ensembles, teaching private lessons, and participating in select performances and partnerships with Mannes and New School faculty. Haimovitz serves as the school’s first-ever John Cage Fellow, named in honor of the legendary composer John Cage, who taught at The New School from 1950 to 1960.

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    Jean-Baptiste Barrière

    Parisian composer and mixed-media artist Jean-Baptiste Barrière has redefined and revolutionized the process of creating art by combining multiple disciplines, including music, philosophy, and mathematical logic. His work has been presented at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Contemporary Art Museum of Houston, Schoenberg Hall in Los Angeles, and Hertz Hall in Berkeley. Barrière has spent several seasons in residence at Mannes, collaborating with co-composer-in-residence Kaija Saariaho and flutist Margaret Lancaster in a multimedia event for flute and live electronics in the spring of 2017 and building The Art of Change, an interactive, participatory, and generative visual and musical art installation, in the fall of 2018. Another exciting collaborative project is in the works for spring 2019. 

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    Newman & Oltman Guitar Duo

    Michael Newman, guitar
    Laura Oltman, guitar

    Hailed early on by the New York Times as “fresh, hot and headed for fame,” the Newman & Oltman Guitar Duo continues to fulfill that promise with 40 years of international touring, 12 critically acclaimed recordings, and the development of new works for the ensemble. As a Mannes resident ensemble, the Newman & Oltman Guitar Duo presents a free annual concert and a master class at Mannes during the year. Newman and Oltman are also artistic directors of the New York Guitar Seminar at Mannes, which welcomes a faculty of renowned guitarists to campus each summer for master classes, ensemble coachings, and faculty concerts and offers many student performance opportunities.

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    Welcome Center | Office of Admission
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    New York, NY 10011
    212.229.5150 or 800.292.3040
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