Karen Gottlieb performs with the San Francisco Symphony as second harpist. She has toured extensively with them on their US, European, and Asian tours, and she has also performed on their many recordings and DVDs. Since 1992, she has been a member of the SF Symphony-‘AIM’ ensembles, including 4 Sounds, Strings & Things, THAT! Group, and Silver & Gold, Plus. She is also the harpist for the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players and the Skywalker Recording Symphony. She served as principal harpist with the California Symphony for 20 years, until 2008, and she has subbed with the SF Opera and SF Ballet orchestras.

Ms. Gottlieb received her Bachelors at University of Washington, Seattle and her Masters in Performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music. She teaches harp at SF State University, Mills College, and privately. As a certified harp technician for Lyon & Healy and Salvi Harps, Ms. Gottlieb maintains and repairs harps locally, within the US, and abroad.

[from program for February 10, 2014 concert]