Karen Gottlieb has performed with the San Francisco Symphony as second harpist for more than 25 years. She toured extensively with them on their USA, European and Asian tours as well as performed on their many Grammy award winning recordings and DVDs. For 20 years she served as principal harpist with the California Symphony and also as a member of the SF Symphony “AIM” ensembles including 4 Sounds, Strings & Things, THAT! Group and Silver & Gold. Plus, Gottlieb received her bachelor's degree at University of Washington, Seattle and her master's degree in Performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music. She teaches harp at San Francisco State University, Mills College and privately.