Hart Hollman came to the DSO in 1973 from the Baltimore Symphony, and before that 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, faculty member of the Utah Music Festival, founder of the Amble Music Festival String Quartet and other professional Quartets. Hollman is extremely active as a private viola teacher and chamber music coach and active with school music enhancement programs.
Hollman's other interests have included sail boat racing (10 Port Huron- Mackinaw races), rock climbing, marathons, triathlons, painting and drawing (7 years at the Baum Art School), and co-founder of the Over-The-Hill-Gang in it's 32nd year of backpacking in the United States and Europe. At the present he is a semi-professional photographer and wants to get published for his art photography.