Timeline

2018Debut performances with Malmö Symphony, Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, Malmö Academy of Music Orchestra, Reno Chamber Orchestra, and Tacoma Opera in a production of Bizet’s Carmen
Daughter, Audrey Rose Ioannides Hartman turns 10 years old
Conducts US Premiere of Marie Samuelsson’s “The Eros Effect & Solidarity” from The Love Trilogy with Symphony Tacoma
Launches the Annual Cascade Conducting Masterclass in the Pacific Northwest at Pacific Lutheran University
Showcased in Madame Figaro Women of the Year Award, Cyprus
2017Debut performances with South African National Youth Orchestra on tour and the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia
Establishes residency in Washington State
Extends Music Director contract with Symphony Tacoma through the 2023-2024 season
Conducts World Premiere of Judy Herrington’s “Stars Tonight” (orchestrated by S. Ioannides) with Symphony Tacoma and Tacoma Youth Chorus
Conducts World Premiere of Matthijs van Dijk’s “Dance” with South African National Youth Orchestra
Records Marie Samuelsson’s Eroseffekt och solidaritet and Flygande linjer och dån with the Nordic Chamber Orchestra
Conducts Multimedia World Premiere of Daniel Ott’s “Fire-Mountain” with Symphony Tacoma with support from a National Endowment of the ArtWorks grant
Conducts World Premiere of Deborah J. Anderson’s “Kitty’s Big Adventure” with Symphony Tacoma
Symphony Tacoma is awarded an Art Works Grant from the National Endowment of the Arts
Featured as panelist for Carnegie Hall’s Link Up Education Program
Steps Down as Music Director of the Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra after a twelve-year tenure
Attends the first annual Global Cultural Leadership Summit in Abu Dhabi as a delegate from the USA
2016 Debut performances with Hawai’i Symphony, Transylvanian State Philharmonic Orchestra, Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, Metamorphosis Festival
Conducts Tan Dun’s “Water Passion After St. Matthew” in Athens, Greece at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center
Conducts World Premiere of Marie Samuelsson’s “Eroseffekt och solidaritaet” with the Nordic Chamber Orchestra
Conducts World Premiere of Multimedia Film created to accompany Milhaud’s La Création du Monde with the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra in collaboration with Cincinnati Art Museum
Receives return engagement to conduct Tulsa Symphony Orchestra
Conducts World Premiere of Roberto Sierra’s Caribbean Rhapsody with Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra
Conducts US Premiere of Symphonic Django by gypsy-jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt with Symphony Tacoma
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
2013Signs 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
2012Signs 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
2011Conducts 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
2010Receives 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
2009Signs with Columbia Artists Management
 Invited to conduct the Orchestre Nationale de Lyon
2008Extends 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
2007Invited to conduct the Swedish Wind Ensemble, Stockholm
2006Debut performances with the Daejeon Philharmonic Orchestra, Korea, and the Orquesta Sinfónica Municipal de Caracas, Venezuela
2005Marries 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
2004Invitation to guest conduct the Annapolis Symphony and the Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra
2003-06Production 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
2002Assistant 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
2001Conducts 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”
2000Invited 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
1999Receives invitation from composer/conductor Tan Dun as Assistant Conductor
 Wins Kenneth Tyghe Memorial Prize (the Audience Award) at the internationally renown Leeds Conducting Competition
1998Sarah 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
1997Receives 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
1996Invited 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
1995Conducts European Premier of Stephen Paulus The Woodlanders with Oxford University Opera
1994Appointed 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
1993Graduates with honors from Oxford University
1992Appointed Music Director of the Oxford Philharmonic
1991Becomes Music Director & Founder Worcester-Somerville College Orchestra & Choir, Music Director
1990Begins studies at Oxford University on an Instrumental scholarship