Staneslow, Sunita

Israeli harpist. Graduate of the Manhattan School of Music. Teaches and performs throughout Israel and frequently tours and gives master classes in US. She was named one of the top ten Jewish instrumentalists by Moment Magazine and she was a recipient of a 1998 McKnight Foundation Fellowship in recognition of her work with Jewish music. She was the principal harpist for the Jerusalem Symphony during the 1986-87 season and currently performs with the Ra anana Symphonette in Israel, the Jacob’s Ladder Folk Festival, and the Tel Aviv Irish Festival. In addition to solo performances Sunita also performs in a harp duo with harpist Tali Glaser who is the second harpist with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. Her other duo is with renowned clarinetist Mati. Sunita is a frequent guest with the Celtic Band,  Celtic Connection . She has released 12 CDs on several labels of Jewish, Celtic and classical music and published twelve books of her arrangements of music for the harp. Sunita was a founding member of the innovative VIDA ensemble, which performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. In April of 2003, Sunita performed and taught at the Edinburgh International Harp Festival. She teaches annually at the Island Mountain Arts summer harp camp in Wells, Canada. Sunita has also performed with the Minnesota Opera and the Chicago Chamber Orchestra.