Sam Bergman joined the Minnesota Orchestra in 2000. In addition to performing as violist, he serves as host and writer for the Orchestra’s Inside the Classics concert series, and also hosts the Orchestra's Symphonic Adventures programs for high school audiences. He has participated in many of the Orchestra’s chamber concerts: recent performances have included Brahms' C minor Piano Quartet and Brett Dean's Night Window for viola, clarinet, and piano.
In addition to his Minnesota Orchestra activities, Bergman is principal viola of the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music in Santa Cruz, California, and performs regularly with IRIS Orchestra in Tennessee. In recent seasons, he has also performed with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic and Philadelphia Orchestra. He has served on the faculties of St. Olaf College, Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music in New Hampshire and Greenwood Music Camp in Massachusetts.