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Hart Hollman


DSO member since 1973

Hart Hollman joined the DSO in 1973 after previous appointments as a section violist with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and as Principal Viola with the North Carolina Symphony. He graduated from Indiana University in 1969 with a Bachelor of Music in viola performance, where he studied with David Dawson. His past teachers include David Madison for violin studies, Max Aronoff for viola studies, and Joe Depasqualle for orchestral excerpts.

His solo career has included performances with the North Carolina Symphony, the York Symphony, the Birmingham-Bloomfield Symphony, the Farmington Philharmonic, the New Center Symphony, and the Warren Symphony. His chamber music involvement has included 23 years with the American Artists Series, serving as a faculty member of the Utah Music Festival, founding the Amble Music Festival String Quartet, and performing in other professional quartets. Hollman is extremely active as a private viola teacher and chamber music coach and plays a large role in school music enhancement programs.

Hollman's other interests have included sailboat racing (10 Port Huron-Mackinaw races), rock climbing, marathons, triathlons, painting, drawing (seven years at the Baum Art School), and serving as the co-founder of the Over-The-Hill-Gang in its 32nd year of backpacking in the United States and Europe. He also loves photography.