Miriam Hartman, is Principal Violist of the IPO, which she joined in 1984. She earned her B.A. from Yale University cum laude, winning the Joseph L. Selden prize, and her M.M. from The Juilliard School. She studied viola with Raphael Hillyer, Paul Doktor and Max Aronoff. She participated in the Marlboro Music Festival in 1982. She has served on the faculty of the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music of Tel Aviv University, and on the faculty of the Nordic Music Academy in Denmark. She has given master classes in Brazil, Chile, the United States, Europe and in Israel.
Ms. Hartman has performed as soloist with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra. She has also performed as soloist with Pinchas Zukerman (recorded on RCA), with Itzhak Perlman and Yo-Yo Ma at Carnegie Hall, and at the Salzburg Festival. She has played chamber music with artists such as Emanuel Ax, Yefim Bronfman, Yuja Wang, Nikolaj Znaider, Lynn Harrel, Fazil Say, Sarah Chang, Christian Tetzlaff, Gil Shaham, Felix Galimir, Barbara Dever, and David Garrett.
She was the violist-in-residence at Bargemusic in Brooklyn, NY for two years. In joint concerts with the IPO, she has led the viola sections of the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra and London Philharmonic Orchestra. She has led under the batons of Mehta, Claudio Abbado, Muti, Masur, Maazel, Dudamel, Dohnanyi, Barenboim, Sawallisch, Robertson, Zukerman, Noseda, Petrenko, Honeck and numerous others. Ms. Hartman is an active participant in the orchestra's KeyNote program, which brings music to thousands of schoolchildren every year. She is also a member of the Alumni Schools Committee of Yale University, and a Board member of SIGNAL, Sino-Israel Global Network and Academic Leadership.