Nicholas Hartman was hired as fourth horn of the National Arts Centre Orchestra in 2012 by music director Pinchas Zuckerman. He has performed throughout United States and Canada, and is a frequent guest player with groups including the Pittsburgh Symphony, the Houston Symphony, the San Antonio Symphony, the Richmond Symphony, and the Houston Symphony Woodwind Quintet. He has also performed with the Houston Grand Opera, the North Carolina Symphony, the New World Symphony, and the Louisiana Philharmonic.
In the spring of 2012, Nicholas was invited to perform at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC as part of their ongoing Conservatory Project. He was a 2011 and 2012 Tanglewood Music Center fellow, a 2010 National Repertory Orchestra fellow, and in 2009 was invited to Quebec to record the complete Beethoven symphonies with l’Orchestra de la Francophonie Canadienne, which is available on the Analekta label. He is a graduate of Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music in Houston, where he studied with Houston Symphony principal horn William VerMeulen.