Timeline

2015 Debut Performances include the Tonkünstler Orchestra, Yale Philharmonia and the National Symphony Orchestra of the Dominican Republic
Celebrates 10th Wedding Anniversary with Scott Hartman
Conducts the US premiere of Luis Tinoco’s “Before Spring” and national premiere of Carl Nielsen’s “Violin Concerto” in the Dominican Republic
2014 Appointed Music Director of the Tacoma Symphony Orchestra
Debut performances with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra, Tulsa Symphony Orchestra, the New Haven Symphony and the National Symphony Orchestra of Colombia
Audrey, Elsa and Karl Hartman start tri-city schooling, attending school in CT, SC and WA
Conducts the world premier of Kim Scharnberg’s Tap Concerto Tour de Tap with Tony Award Winner and former Broadway Billy Elliot star, Trent Kovallik
Conducts US Premier of Dario Marianelli’s Anna-Karenina Suite & South American premier of Victoria Borisov-Ollas’ Open Ground
Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra is awarded an Art Works Grant from the National Endowment of the Arts
Conducts World Premiere of Sean O’Boyle’s “Portraits of Immortal Love with Percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie
2013 Signs with Castellano Artists in the United States
Serves as a review panelist with the National Endowment of the Arts for the US Government for two years
Receives return engagement to conduct Cyprus State Orchestra
Appointed Adjunct Professor in Conducting at the Petrie School of the Arts at Converse College, SC
Appointed Strings Program Director & founds a Strings Program at Spartanburg Day School, SC
Launches Annual Art & Music program in Spartanburg County School Districts with the Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducts the US Premier of Andrea Tarrodi’s Lucioles
2012 Signs with Loddingkonsert Management in Scandinavia, with Iberkonzert for Spain and TenSixtySix Management for the rest of Europe
Guest Conducts the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, Louisville Orchestra, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra the Charleston Symphony Orchestra
2011 Conducts the world premier performances of the Carnegie Hall program The Orchestra Sings with El Paso Symphony Orchestra
Debut performances with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, the New West Symphony, the North Carolina Symphony
2010 Receives return engagement from the Nordic Chamber Orchestra, and conducts the Västerås Sinfonietta, Sweden
Gives birth to twins, Elsa Isabel and Karl Alexander on April 22nd in Connecticut, USA
Debut performances with the Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra, the Wurttembergisches Kammerorchester, Germany
2009 Signs with Columbia Artists Management
Invited to conduct the Orchestre Nationale de Lyon
2008 Extends Music Director contracts with the El Paso Symphony Orchestra and the Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra
Awarded Women’s Conducting Grant from the League of American Orchestras
Debut performances with The Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela, the Nordic Chamber Orchestra, Sweden and the Cyprus State Orchestra
Gives birth to Audrey Rose on February 12th in Connecticut, USA
2007 Invited to conduct the Swedish Wind Ensemble, Stockholm
2006 Debut performances with the Daejeon Philharmonic Orchestra, Korea, and the Orquesta Sinfónica Municipal de Caracas, Venezuela
2005 Marries Scott Hartman on October 1st in England
Guest Conducts the Flemish Radio Orchestra at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam and the Perth International Festival, Australia
Appointed Music Director of the El Paso Symphony Orchestra & the Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra
Invited as Assistant Conductor to the National Symphony Orchestra, Washington DC
2004 Invitation to guest conduct the Annapolis Symphony and the Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra
2003-06 Production Assistant and Project Manager for Telarc recordings of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Appointed Guest Music Director of the Dessoff Choirs, NY for the 2004/5 season
Receives Bruno Walter Assistant Conductor Chair, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra – one of two awards presented by the Bruno Walter Foundation in the US during the 2003/4 season
2002 Assistant Conductor and Production Coordination to Tan Dun for Water Passion after St. Matthew, Brooklyn Academy of Music
Invitation to guest conduct the New World Symphony, Florida
Invitation to guest conduct the Naumburg Orchestra, New York
Selected to conduct in the Maazel-Vilar International Conductor’s Competition in Sydney, Australia
Mentored by Esa-Pekka Salonen, Sarah is selected to participate in Synergy by the League of American Orchestras working with the combined orchestras of the University of Southern California and the Los Angeles Philharmonic
Returns as honorary guest conductor Oxford University Orchestra
Appointed Music Director of Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra
Appointed Assistant Conductor of Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra with Paavo Jarvi, Eric Kunzel and James Conlon.
Guest Conductor of the Beata Moon Ensemble, at Miller Theatre, NY
2001 Conducts the SWR Vokalensemble in Preparation for Kagel’s Entfuruhrung im Konzertsaal and studio recording for Süd West Radio
Receiving a Nordell Prize, Sarah is selected to conduct the London Symphony Orchestra in a public masterclass led by Pierre Boulez.
Begins work in film industry as conductor and assistant for Dario Marianelli
Conductor and Multimedia Coordinator for three-day rehearsal period with Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Conducts six world premieres by Portuguese composers with the REMIX Ensemble – Casa da Musica
Wins place at International Bachakademie in Oregon, studying with Helmuth Rilling & guest conducts Oregon Bach Festival
Receives the JoAnn Falletta Award, given to female conductor “seriously pursuing a conducting career”
2000 Invited to conduct the Millennium Chamber Symphony, New York and the Kyoto International Student Festival, Japan
Re-engaged as Assistant Conductor to the Dresden Sinfoniker
As Assistant Conductor with Tan Dun, Choir Director and Production Coordinator Sarah conducts with the White Nights Festival, the BBC Concerts Orchestra, the London Sinfonietta, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre Nationale de Lyon, the Flemish Radio Orchestra and the Hong Kong Philharmonic.
Credited as Choir Director on the live Sony CD Sarah conducts the RIAS Kammerchor, Berlin, for the world premier of Tan Dun’s Water Passion after St. Matthew
Receives Master of Music from the Juilliard School of Music, and becomes assistant conductor to Otto-Werner Mueller with the Juilliard Orchestra
1999 Receives invitation from composer/conductor Tan Dun as Assistant Conductor
Wins Kenneth Tyghe Memorial Prize (the Audience Award) at the internationally renown Leeds Conducting Competition
1998 Sarah graduates with a Conducting Diploma from Curtis Institute of Music and performs as Assistant Conductor and as a violinist with the UBS Verbier Festival Orchestra
1997 Receives Presser Award to study conducting in St. Petersburg, Russia
Appointed assistant conductor of the Covent Garden Opera Festival and the Opera Company of Philadelphia and the Dresden Sinfoniker, Germany
Wins Wingate Scholarship, an award given to outstandingly talented musicians for advanced training
Appointment to faculty of Swarthmore College and Associate in Music Director to Swarthmore College Orchestra
1996 Invited to assist Mitslava Rostropovich, Raymond Leppard and Christopher Seaman at the Evian Festival, France
Awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study in the United States with Otto-Werner Mueller
1995 Conducts European Premier of Stephen Paulus The Woodlanders with Oxford University Opera
1994 Appointed Music Director of Oxford University Opera
Invited to conduct the BBC Singers, with live broadcast on BBC Radio 3
Sarah makes her London opera debut at Sadlers Wells Theatre with British Youth Opera and invited to be Assistant Conductor at the Spoleto Festival, Italy
Receives Advanced Certificate in Conducting from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and studies with Christopher Seaman
Receives Masters in Music from Oxford University
1993 Graduates with honors from Oxford University
1992 Appointed Music Director of the Oxford Philharmonic
1991 Becomes Music Director & Founder Worcester-Somerville College Orchestra & Choir, Music Director
1990 Begins studies at Oxford University on an Instrumental scholarship