Daniel Hope 

The violinist Daniel Hope has toured the world as a virtuoso soloist for 30 years and has been celebrated for his musical versatility as well as his dedication to humanitarian causes. Winner of the 2015 European Cultural Prize for Music, whose previous recipients include Daniel Barenboim and the Berliner Philharmoniker. Since the start of the 2016, Daniel Hope is the Music Director of the Zurich Chamber Orchestra and also from 2018, the Music Director of the New Century Chamber Orchestra in San Francisco. In 2019 he became Artistic Director of the Frauenkirche Cathedral in Dresden, and in 2020 he became the President of the Beethovenhaus in Bonn, Germany. Daniel Hope was raised in London and studied violin at the Highgate School and the Royal Academy of Music under the guidance of Zakhar Bron, Itzhak Rashkovsky and Felix Andrievsky.

He was the youngest ever member of the Beaux Arts Trio with which he performed over 400 times during its final six seasons. Daniel Hope appears at all the world’s greatest stages and festivals such as Carnegie Hall, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Salzburg Festspiele, Schleswig-Holstein Festival, Aspen Festival, the BBC Proms and Tanglewood Festival. He has worked with outstanding conductors including Kurt Masur, Valery Gergiev and Christian Thielemann, and with some of the world’s greatest orchestras including London Symphony Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Berlin Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Paris Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Symphony Orchestra and Tokyo Symphony Orchestra.

Devoted to contemporary music, Daniel Hope has commissioned over thirty works. He is one of the world’s most prolific classical recording artists, with over 25 albums to his name. His recordings have won the Deutsche Schallplattenpreis, the Diapason d’Or of the Year, the Edison Classical Award, the Prix Caecilia, the ECHO-Klassik Award and numerous Grammy Award nominations.

In Germany he presents a weekly radio show for the WDR3 Channel and curates, since the 2016/17 season his own salon “Hope@9pm”, a music and talk show with guests from culture and politics at the Konzerthaus Berlin.

Daniel Hope has been an exclusive Deutsche Grammophon artist since 2007 and he plays the 1742 “ex-Lipínski” Guarneri del Gesù, placed generously at his disposal by an anonymous family from Germany.