Mary Hammann, an experienced and versatile musician, has been a member of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra since 1992. As an experienced chamber musician and soloist, her tours have taken her throughout the US, Europe and Asia. She is a recording artist on SONY Classical and Deutsche Grammaphone. For more than 25 years she has concertized with her award-winning trio “Aureole” recording extensively on the KOCH/Entertainment One label.
Ms. Hammann has appeared in numerous festivals, including Grand Teton’s Music Festival, Mostly Mozart and Marlboro Music, where she performed with luminaries such as Felix Galamir, Rudolph Serkin and the Guaneri Quartet.
She has performed live on television in the shows of Steven Colbert, David Letterman, and Conan O’Brien. Radio performances on NPR include Performance Today and New Sounds.
She has performed and recorded with Paul McCartney, Rianna, Lady Gaga, Rod Stewart, David Bowie, Queen Latifah, Patty Labelle and Luther Vandross.
Her music training was under the top violists of the day: Walter Trampler, Michael Tree, and Karen Tuttle who have inspired her playing and teaching to this day. She holds a Bachelors Degree from Curtis Institute of Music and a Masters Degree from Mannes College of Music.
Orchestra / Viola
Violist with the Met Opera since 1992, Mary Hammann hails from a family of five musical sisters. She graduated from Curtis Institute and Mannes College of Music, studying with Michael Tree, Karen Tuttle, and Walter Trampler. Mary has appeared in numerous chamber music festivals, including Marlboro Music, and for 20 years has concertized and recorded numerous CDs with her award-winning trio, Auréole.