The British violinist Daniel Hope occurs since more than 20 years throughout the world as a virtuoso soloist. He is famous for his musical versatility and creativity as well as for his humanitarian efforts. He works with major international orchestras and conductors, conducted many ensembles from the violin and plays chamber music in diverse traditional and new venues. During the last six seasons the Beaux Arts Trio, he was the youngest member in its history. Raised in England, he attended Highgate School in London and later studied at the Russian pedagogue Zakhar Bron at the Royal Academy of Music, where he also made his statements.
From London Observer named the "most exciting British string since Jacqueline du Pré", described the New York Times Hope as "experimental and brilliant," as "Geiger with inquiring mind and his compelling style," and described him as follows: "In a business that likes to present its offer in clean separate drawers, the British violinist Daniel Hope defies categorization. Hope, a rousing artist, whose work includes the standard repertoire, contemporary music, raga and jazz, provides thoughtful dedication over spectacular bravura. In his most personal projects he presents classical works into a broader context - not only from other styles and genres, but of history, literature and theater - to emphasize the role of music as a reflection of conflicts and aspirations. "
Hope occurs in the most prestigious concert halls in the world and with the most important orchestras, such as the symphony orchestras of Boston, Chicago, Toronto and Atlanta, as well as the major orchestras of Berlin, Birmingham, Dallas, Detroit, Dresden, Israel, London, Moscow, Oslo, Paris , Stockholm and Vienna. He also appears regularly with the prestigious international festivals such as the BBC Proms, the Salzburg Festival and the festivals in Lucerne, Ravinia, Verbier and Tanglewood, just to name a few.
Since 2003, Daniel Hope Deputy Artistic Director of the Savannah Music Festival, where he has extended his contract until recently, 2015. He is also artistic director of the prestigious Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, a summer music festival, which takes place in one of the most beautiful German landscapes and over 120 concerts for more than 70 000 visitors offers. In addition to the many symphony and chamber concerts organized Hope there a generic cross surprise concert for the "Rainforest Foundation" of Prince Charles to draw attention to global climate change.
Over the years, Daniel Hope has given dozens of new works commissioned and performed. In 2009 he gave the first performance and the British premiere of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies''s Second Violin Concerto Fiddler on the Shore - The Hope and the Leipzig Gewandhausorcheser was written - in Leipzig and at the BBC Proms in London. In 2011 he gave the premiere of Bechara El-Khoury also fOr him a composed War Concerto with the NDR Symphony Orchestra. He had close contact with composers such as HK Gruber, Sofia Gubaidulina, Kurtág, Krzysztof Penderecki, Alfred Schnittke and Mark-Anthony Turnage. He took Toru Takemitsu's Violin Concerto Nostalghia with the composer on. 2008 brought Hope and Stewart Copeland, former drummer of The Police, Copeland Celeste fOr violin and percussion at Savannah Music Festival for the premiere.
Daniel Hope in 2007 signed an exclusive contract with Deutsche Grammophon. His first recordings under this agreement included the original version of Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto. He participated in Anne Sofie von Otter album of Jewish music composer from the Theresienstadt concentration camp. His live performance of Elgar's Violin Concerto with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Sakari Oramo and his performance of Tippett's Triple Concerto at the BBC Proms can be downloaded in the series DG Concerts to disposal. Among his recent publications Air - A Baroque Journey and a recording of violin concertos by Vivaldi, both with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, and The Romantic Violinist, a tribute to Joseph Joachim with works by Joachim Schubert, Bruch, Clara Schumann, Brahms and Dvorak. In autumn 2012, he found worldwide attention and critical acclaim for his contribution to the album Vivaldi Recomposed, a first publication written by the Anglo-German composer Max Richter. The Up, a rousing new version of Vivaldi Four Seasons, was celebrated in the media as "one of the best albums of the year" (ZEIT online) and immediately jumped to the top of the charts of iTunes Classical and Classical Billboard. His latest album - a Spheres titled collection memorable music from the baroque, minimalism and film - is on in February 2013 for publication.
Hope was repeatedly fOr the Grammy nominated and awarded the Classical BRIT Award, the German Record Prize and FIVE ECHO Klassik Awards. In addition to his concert career, he has written three successful books published in Germany, Russia and Korea: Familienstücke. Searching for clues, When can I clap? and Toi toi toi !: mishaps and disasters in music.
He wrote scripts for joint projects with the actor and Oscar winner Klaus Maria Brandauer as "War and Peace", "Mozart Unplugged" and "Dietrich Bonhoeffer - One had to do it." He also wrote "An Audience with Beethoven" fOr Mia Farrow and "Forbidden Music" of poems and music by prisoners of the concentration camp Theresienstadt. He was often work as presenter in radio, film and television in the UK, Germany and the USA. His brilliant website offers a video blog, which he himself filmed and produced.
Yehudi Menuhin invited the 11-year-old Daniel Hope, perform with him Bartók Duos for German television; it was the beginning of a long artistic partnership, during which the two violinists gave more than 60 concerts together. 1999 conducted Menuhin during his last public appearance Hopes performance of the Sonata for violin and chamber orchestra by Alfred Schnittke.
Hans Graf, Daniel Harding, Thomas Hengelbrock, Kurt Masur, Kent Nagano, Roger Norrington, Sakari Oramo, Michel Plasson, Mstislav Rostropovich and Christian Thielemann are just a few of the many conductors with whom Daniel Hope has worked. His musical partners include Thomas Ades, Yuri Bashmet, Hélène Grimaud, Edgar Meyer, Kristian Bezuidenhout, Lynn Harrell, Zakir Hussain, Sebastian Knauer, Jaime Laredo, Katia and Marielle, Mischa Maisky, Mark O'Connor, Anne Sofie von Otter, Mark Padmore, Menahem Pressler, STING and Tabea Zimmermann. Hope regularly conducts Chamber Orchestra from the violin, for example, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Camerata Salzburg, L'Arte del Mondo and the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra.
Daniel Hope plays the "Ex-Lipinski" by Guarneri del Gesu from 1742, which was put to him by an unnamed family from Germany. He lives in Vienna.
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