Mickey Reisman is an accomplished violinist, versatile educator and conductor. Many of his students from the orchestra repertory class he teaches at Hartt have moved on to become members of orchestras throughout the New England area and across the US. Additionally, he teaches improvisation in a variety of genres, and conducts the The Hartt School Community Division Sinfonia, and is Associate Conductor of The Hartt School Community Division’s Connecticut Youth Symphony. As a member of the Hartford Symphony’s first violin section, Principal Second violin of the Springfield Symphony (MA) and a past member of the famous Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra and the Bayreuth Festival Orchestra Germany, Professor Reisman has experienced first hand the importance of orchestral education. He is regularly teaching in Germany every summer at the Interharmony Music Festival. As a teacher, he encourages discipline in playing while incorporating his improvisational skills to add a touch of flair to his performances; moreover, he is in constant demand for workshops and improvisation performances throughout the region.
Professor Reisman holds both bachelor and artist diploma degrees in violin performance from the Academy of Music at the University of Tel Aviv and a Masters in Music from The Hartt School. He has studied with Yair Kless and Peter Bondarenko, the famous assistant of David Oistrach, and has taken master classes with distinguished violinists including Isaac Stern, Pinchas Zukerman, Gideon Kremer, Jaime Laredo, and Dorothy Delay. Professor Reisman has performed as a soloist with orchestras and chamber music ensembles throughout the USA, Europe, Israel and South Africa.