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Viola

DSO member since 1973

Hart Hollman

Hart Hollman came to the DSO in 1973 from the Baltimore Symphony, before which he was Principal Violist and Soloist for the North Carolina Symphony. He graduated from Indiana University in 1969 with a Bachelor of Music in Performance, where he studied with David Dawson. His past teachers include David Madison (Associate Concertmaster of the Philadelphia Orchestra) for violin studies, Max Aronoff (Head Viola Teacher at Curtis Institute) for viola studies, and Joe Depasqualle (Principal Violist Philadelphia Orchestra) for orchestral excerpts.

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

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