Robert Firdman graduated from the Eastman School of Music with bachelor's and master’s degrees in performance and literature, and studied with Donald Weilerstein and Charles Castleman. Before joining the Columbus Symphony, he was an associate member of the Rochester Philharmonic under the direction of David Zinman and was also concertmaster of the National Orchestral Association in New York City which performed numerous times in Carnegie Hall. Mr Firdman has been an adjunct violin teacher at Ohio Weslyan University and Kenyon College. He also has performed with the Chamber Music Society of Dublin and was a member of the Carpe Diem String Quartet, and performs regularly with The Pro Musica Chamber Orchestra.
Recently, Mr Firdman performed Vivaldi’s Four Seasons with the New Albany Symphony Orchestra and went to Bonefro, Italy, as a coach and yoga instructor with Chamber Music Connection.