• Resident Artists

  • Mannes Resident Artists 2019-2020

    Alongside its excellent private lesson and classroom faculty, Mannes is proud to have in residence each year a roster of exceptional artists and ensembles who enrich students' learning through master classes and performances.

    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.

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    Matt Haimovitz

    Matt Haimovitz 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. His 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 select performances and partnerships with Mannes and New School faculty. Haimovitz also serves as the school’s first-ever John Cage Fellow, 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 appeared 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, participative, 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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    Imani Winds

    Valerie Coleman, flute/composer
    Toyin Spellman-Diaz, oboe
    Mariam Adam, clarinet
    Jeff Scott, French horn/composer
    Monica Ellis, bassoon

    More than North America’s premier wind quintet, Imani Winds has established itself as one of the most successful chamber music ensembles in the United States. Since 1997, the GRAMMY-nominated quintet has taken a unique path, carving out a distinct presence in the classical music world with its dynamic playing, culturally poignant programming, adventurous collaborations, and inspirational outreach programs. With two member composers and a deep commitment to commissioning new work, the group is enriching the traditional wind quintet repertoire while bridging European, American, African and Latin American traditions. As a Mannes resident ensemble, Imani Winds presents two free annual concerts at Mannes, and its member artists work with Mannes students in a variety of chamber music master classes.

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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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