Stefan Kartman - Teaching and Performing

About Me

Devoted father to Jonah Kartman and husband to Jeannie Yu

Teaching Currently

  1. -University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee as Associate Professor of Cello and Chamber Music

  2. -Summers in Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival

  3. -Also Troy Youth Chamber Music Institute

Latest Project

Recording Complete Works of Beethoven for Cello and Piano CD. This project will also be published with a performance edition and live videos on this website.  (Coming Soon)

Sound Files

Bach Solo Cello Suites

Saint Saens Cello Concerto

Other Sound Files


Dvorak Cello Concerto

Elgar Cello Concerto

Brahms C major Trio

Teaching Video

Cello Students Video


A Lifetime of Studying, Teaching, and Performing

Yes, that’s me standing in the back with the sunglasses and the cigar

    I wanted to do everything like my teacher Harvey Shapiro including smoking cuban cigars and generally trying to be the center of attention. Never mind that I couldn’t afford cuban cigars anymore than I deserved to be the center of attention. I was eighteen years old at the time. Harvey was so inspiring that he changed my whole outlook for cello and music.

Stefan Kartman, cellist...

    As a teacher with more than twenty years of experience, Stefan Kartman has served on the faculties of Drake University, Illinois Wesleyan University, Rutgers University and is currently Associate Professor of Cello and Chamber Music at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. An avid chamber music enthusiast, Dr. Kartman has also served on the faculties of the Alfred University Summer Chamber Music Institute, the MidAmerica Chamber Music Festival, the Troy Youth Chamber Music Institute, the Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival, and was artistic director of the Milwaukee Chamber Music Festival.

    A graduate of the Juilliard School of Music, Northwestern University, and Rutgers University, Stefan Kartman was awarded scholarships and assistantships with  some of the most noted pedagogues and performers to claim the title of Artist/Teacher including Harvey Shapiro, Zara Nelsova, and Bernard Greenhouse.

    Dr. Kartman has given critically acclaimed performances and masterclasses in music conservatories and universities worldwide  including performances and masterclasses at the University of North Texas, The Juniper Music Festival in Logan, Utah, Utah State University, The University of Maryland - College Park, Sungshin University School of Music and the Asiago Gallery Concert Artist Series in Seoul, National Chiao Tung University School of Music in Taiwan, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Peck School of the Arts, the Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival in Burlington, Vermont. Cleveland Institute of music, and many more.