Daniel Hope is internationally renowned for his musical versatility and creativity. The New York Times writes, “You never know what the brilliant young British violinist… will do next. He has collaborated with actors on works that combine music and words and explored Indian music and jazz…”
An advocate of interdisciplinary exploration, Hope devotes a portion of his time to conceptual, collaborative projects that combine words and music. These include Forbidden Music with chamber music and poetry from the Theresienstadt Ghetto, and War and Pieces and Mozart Unplugged in association with Klaus Maria Brandauer. In 2008, Hope organized a concert to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Kristallnacht, featuring works by composers and artists whose musical voices were silenced in Nazi-invaded Europe. He has also worked in partnership with musicians from a variety of genres, including Bobby McFerrin; Edgar Meyer; Uri Caine; Ravi Shankar on the GRAMMY®-nominated East meets West project and the former drummer of The Police, Stewart Copeland. He also frequently works with eminent composers and actively commissions and premieres new music. Many of these projects first premiered at the Savannah Music Festival in Georgia, where Hope has been associate director since 2004.
Daniel Hope has performed with major orchestras the world over including the Israel Philharmonic; Berlin Radio Symphony; Orchestre National de France; Royal Philharmonic; BBC Symphony and Philharmonic; RSO Moscow; Munich Philharmonic and the Boston, Chicago, and Atlanta symphonies, among others. In April 2002, Daniel Hope became the youngest ever member of the legendary Beaux Arts Trio.
Hope regularly appears at major international music festivals and has worked with such luminaries as Menahem Pressler, Yuri Bashmet, Lynn Harrell and others. He also directs chamber orchestras from the violin, including the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and others.
London’s Evening Standard named Hope its Classical Performer 2001, and in 2008, he won the ECHO Prize for the fourth year in succession. A prolific recording artist and three-time Grammy® nominee, Hope made a total of eight award-winning recordings for Warner Classics between 2004 and 2006 alone. Daniel Hope signed an exclusive contract with Deutsche Grammophon in January 2007.
Daniel Hope is an alumnus of Highgate School and the Royal Academy of Music in London.http://www.danielhope.com/