Austin Hartman is professor of practice in violin at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and a member of the Pacifica Quartet, the school’s quartet-in-residence.
Hartman has distinguished himself as a chamber musician and soloist with performances throughout the United States and abroad. He has appeared to acclaim in prestigious venues throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. As soloist, he was the winner of the Stulberg International Competition and made two appearances with the Philadelphia Orchestra. He has collaborated with numerous acclaimed artists, including members of the Cleveland, Shanghai, Tokyo, Vermeer, and Juilliard quartets as well as with pianist Orli Shaham and cellist Mark Kosower. As first violinist and founding member of the Biava Quartet, Hartman was the winner of the Naumburg Award and captured top prizes at the Premio Borciani and London international competitions.
Hartman has recorded for the Albany, Naxos, and Cedille labels, and has been heard on London’s BBC Radio 3. In addition to serving on the faculty of several festivals, just prior to joining the Pacifica, he served as assistant professor of violin at the University of Indianapolis. He has earned Artist Diplomas from both The Juilliard School and the Yale School of Music as well as degrees from New England Conservatory and the Cleveland Institute of Music.