A professor of Harp at both Oberlin and the Cleveland Institute of Music, Yolanda Kondonassis is one of the foremost harpists in the world, and along with the many recordings she has released, she has also premiered such works as Bright Sheng's Concerto for Harp and Orchestra and Donald Erb's Sonata for Solo Harp. Her interpretations of many works of Carlos Salzedo are considered some of the finest.
Along with being the first harpist to receive the Darius Milhaud Prize, Kondonassis has worked and played alongside numerous orchestras including The New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, New World Symphony, Orquesta Sinfonica de Puerto Rico, English Chamber Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic, festivals such as the Marlboro, Spoleto, Tanglewood, and Innsbrook festivals, and with members of the Alban Berg, Guarneri, Shanghai, and Vermeer string quartets.
- B.M. Cleveland Institute of Music, 1986, studies with Alice Chalifoux
- M.M. Cleveland Institute of Music, 1989, studies with Alice Chalifoux
- H.S. Diploma, Interlochen Arts Academy, 1982, studies with Joan Holland