About Mr. Hartman

Thomas Hartman
Director of Orchestras

maestro hartmanThomas Hartmann was born in New York and grew up in Arlington where he attended Washington-Lee High School.

After attending American University and service with the USAF Strolling Strings he moved to England, where he developed a career as a classical guitarist and music educator. He received an Italian scholarship to study with the legendary Sergiu Celibidache. He has conducted the Royal Philharmonic, BBC Scottish and Bologna Opera Orchestras and appeared at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, the Metropolitan Opera House, the Bunka Kaikan, Tokyo and the Boston Ballet. He holds the “Honor Prize of the City of Vienna” for the interpretation of Schoenberg and has broadcast on the BBC, ITV, and many European radio stations. His music for Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s ballet Winter Dreams was performed at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in 1991 and remains in the repertoire of the Royal Ballet.

Maestro Hartman returned to the U.S. in 2000 and is currently Orchestra Director at Yorktown High School and Swanson Middle School as well as conductor of the Arlington Youth Symphony.