Raised in London, violinist Daniel Hope has toured the world as a virtuoso soloist for 25 years and is celebrated for his musical versatility as well as his dedication to humanitarian causes. The youngest ever member of the Beaux Arts Trio during its final six seasons and winner of the 2015 European Cultural Prize for Music, Daniel performs at the world’s greatest halls and festivals, from Carnegie Hall to the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, from Salzburg to Tanglewood and beyond.
Daniel is one of the most prolific classical recording artists, with more than 25 albums to his name. His recording of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto and Octet with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe was named one of the best of the year by the New York Times. His recording of Alban Berg’s Concerto was voted Gramophone magazine’s ‘top choice of all available recordings.’ And his CD of Max Richter’s Vivaldi Recomposed, which reached No. 1 in more than 22 countries, is one of the most successful classical recordings of recent times.
In 2017, Daniel was awarded the ‘Federal Cross’ Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, the country’s highest civilian accolade.
Daniel is the Music Director of the Zurich Chamber Orchestra. He plays the 1742 ‘ex-Lipiński’ Guarneri del Gesù, placed generously at his disposal by an anonymous family from Germany.
Daniel uses the Kun Voce.
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