Ingrid Fischer-Bellman

Ingrid  Fischer-Bellman

Ingrid Fischer-Bellman joined the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra cello section in 1978. A native of Holon, Israel, she began her musical studies in Tel-Aviv with Uzi Wiesel, and later attended Indiana University, where she was a student of Janos Starker. Before joining the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra (ISO), she played with the Jeunesse Musicale International Orchestra, the Holon Chamber Orchestra, and the Tel-Aviv Academy Chamber Orchestra. She has also appeared as soloist with Jerusalem Symphony, the Tel-Aviv Chamber Orchestra, the Carmel Symphony, and the Indianapolis Philharmonic.

Along with her husband, ISO Principal Clarinetist David Bellman, she co-founded the Ronen Chamber Ensemble ( which is currently in its 28th season. Ingrid also serves on the board of the Festival Music Society.

When asked about what drew her to perform, Ingrid pointed to the “self expression” of creating music, and the chance to “musically meet so many composers with their variety of fascinating personalities and styles”. She adds, “I love the music. It transports me!” Ingrid’s off stage interests include painting, photography, cooking, and nature walks. She and David are the proud parents of a daughter, Dr. Lilly Bellman. Ingrid performs on a cello crafted in 1828 by the Italian maker, Antonio Gagliano.