Daniel Hope

Biography

Born: August 17, 1973; Duban, South Africa  
Described in his publicity materials as "the British violinist," as if he were the only one, Daniel Hope is at least the most versatile British violinist of the early twenty-first century. An advocate of contemporary music, he has also performed Beethoven and Schumann with the period-instrument ensemble Concerto Köln, recorded music inspired by Indian classical composer-performer Ravi Shankar, and partnered with actor Klaus Maria Brandauer in Read more conceptual projects involving music and the spoken word.

Hope's father, poet and novelist Christopher Hope, was persecuted in South Africa for his anti-government views, so the family fled to England when Daniel was six months old. His mother, Eleanor, got a job as secretary to Yehudi Menuhin. Daniel became a playmate of Menuhin's grandchildren, and although the old master was not a significant figure in the boy's life, he did inspire Daniel to take up the violin under the supervision of neighbor Sheila Nelson, one of England's top violin teachers to children. Hope went on to study with several Russian instructors at the Royal College of Music, then traveled to Hamburg to study from 1992 to 1998 with another Russian, Zakhar Bron. He also took degrees from the Royal Academy of Music in London.

As a student in Hamburg, Hope developed a friendship with composer Alfred Schnittke (in 2003 he was entrusted with the premiere of the composer's recently discovered violin sonata from 1955), and would soon devote himself largely though never exclusively to the music of Schnittke and other living composers. He has commissioned works from the likes of Jan Müller-Wieland, Huw Watkins, and Roxanna Panufnik.

Hope's career began to take off in his mid-twenties, and in 2002 he was recruited on one week's notice to perform on tour with the Beaux Arts Trio. Almost immediately he was accepted as a permanent member of the ensemble and worked to spice up the group's fairly conservative repertoire with commissioned works by such composers as György Kurtág and Mark-Anthony Turnage to celebrate the trio's 50th anniversary.

Hope continued to perform and record as a soloist; in 2004 he won three major awards for his recording of the Berg and Britten concertos. He also serves as associate artistic director of the eclectic Savannah (Georgia) Music Festival. In 2004 he married double bassist Annika Pigorsch, a player in the Radio Symphony Orchestra in Amsterdam, the city where Hope has made his home base. He should not be confused with Daniel Hope, an American composer, born in 1972 in Baltimore, MD. Read less
Escape to Paradise - The Hollywood Album / Daniel Hope
Release Date: 09/02/2014   Label: Deutsche Grammophon  
Catalog: 002145302   Number of Discs: 1
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Shostakovich, Penderecki, Part, Schnittke / Daniel Hope
Release Date: 02/15/2000   Label: Nimbus  
Catalog: 5631   Number of Discs: 1
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Schnittke, Takemitsu, Weill / Hope, Boughton, English So
Release Date: 02/23/1999   Label: Nimbus  
Catalog: 5582   Number of Discs: 1
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Forbidden Music - Klein, Krasa, Schulhoff / Hope, Dukes
Release Date: 09/02/2003   Label: Nimbus  
Catalog: 5702   Number of Discs: 1
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    Escape to Paradise - The Hollywood Album / Daniel Hope
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 002145302 Release Date: 09/02/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Miklós Rózsa,  Erich Wolfgang Korngold,  Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco,  Hanns Eisler  ... 
    Performer:  Daniel Hope,  Maria Todtenhaupt,  Sting,  Jacques Ammon  ... 
    Conductor:  Alexander Shelley
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra,  Deutsches Kammerorchester Berlin Quartet,  Deutsches Kammerorchester Berlin Quintet
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    Recomposed By Max Richter: Vivaldi Four Seasons
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 002037502 Release Date: 04/29/2014  
    Composer:  Max Richter
    Performer:  Daniel Hope,  Max Richter
    Conductor:  André de Ridder
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Concert House Chamber Orchestra
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    Recomposed By Max Richter: Vivaldi Four Seasons [CD & DVD]
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 002037600 Release Date: 04/29/2014   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Max Richter
    Performer:  Daniel Hope,  Max Richter
    Conductor:  André de Ridder
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Concert House Chamber Orchestra
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    John Foulds: Orchestral Works
    Label: Apex   Catalog: 645113 Release Date: 09/24/2013   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  John Foulds
    Performer:  Susan Bickley,  Daniel Hope,  Peter Donohoe
    Conductor:  Sakari Oramo
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    Spheres / Daniel Hope
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 001799902 Release Date: 03/19/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Paul von Westhoff,  Ludovico Einaudi,  Philip Glass,  Gabriel Fauré  ... 
    Performer:  Daniel Hope,  Jacques Ammon,  Chie Peters,  Juan Lucas Aisemberg  ... 
    Conductor:  Simon Halsey
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Chamber Orchestra,  Berlin Radio Chorus members,  Berlin Radio Chorus
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    Ludovico Einaudi: In A Time Lapse
    Label: Ponderosa Music & Art   Catalog: 105 Release Date: 03/12/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ludovico Einaudi
    Performer:  Ludovico Einaudi,  Svetlana Fomina,  Alice Costamagna,  Antonio Leofreddi  ... 
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    Recomposed By Max Richter: Vivaldi's Four Seasons
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 001748602 Release Date: 10/16/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Max Richter
    Performer:  Daniel Hope
    Conductor:  André de Ridder
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Concert House Chamber Orchestra
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    Recomposed By Max Richter: Vivaldi's Four Seasons [jewel Case]
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 001799202 Release Date: 10/16/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Max Richter
    Performer:  Daniel Hope
    Conductor:  André de Ridder
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Concert House Chamber Orchestra
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  • 9.
    Daniel Hope - Complete Warner Recordings
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 2564660542 Release Date: 09/25/2012   Number of Discs: 5
    Composer:  Alban Berg,  Benjamin Britten,  Maurice Ravel,  Manuel de Falla  ... 
    Performer:  Daniel Hope,  Sebastian Knauer,  Gaurav Mazumdar,  Asok Chakraborty  ... 
    Conductor:  Paul Watkins,  Maxim Shostakovich,  Roger Norrington
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra,  Chamber Orchestra of Europe,  Camerata Salzburg
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    The Romantic Violinist - A Celebration Of Joseph Joachim / Daniel Hope
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 001531202 Release Date: 03/22/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Max Bruch,  Clara Wieck Schumann,  Johannes Brahms,  Joseph Joachim  ... 
    Performer:  Daniel Hope,  Sebastian Knauer,  Bengt Forsberg,  Anne Sofie von Otter
    Conductor:  Sakari Oramo
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
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    111 - The Collector's Edition 2 [56-CD Set - Limited Edition]
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 4779142 Release Date: 11/09/2010   Number of Discs: 56
    Composer:  Georges Bizet,  Sergei Prokofiev,  Maurice Ravel,  Ludwig van Beethoven  ... 
    Performer:  Stuart Harling,  Robert Lloyd,  Sherrill Milnes,  Placido Domingo  ... 
    Conductor:  Claudio Abbado,  John Nelson,  Leonard Bernstein,  Jerzy Semkow  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  Ambrosian Singers,  George Watson's College Boys' Chorus  ... 
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    111 More Classic Tracks [6-CD Set - Limited Edition]
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 001483202 Release Date: 11/09/2010   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  Georges Bizet,  Dmitri Shostakovich,  Franz Liszt,  Franz Joseph Haydn  ... 
    Performer:  Géza Anda,  Maurice André,  Stefan Askenase,  Martha Argerich  ... 
    Conductor:  Claudio Abbado,  Karel Ancerl,  Hans Stadlmair,  John Nelson  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  Czech Philharmonic Orchestra,  Munich Chamber Orchestra  ... 
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    Air - A Baroque Journey / Daniel Hope
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 001399302 Release Date: 03/16/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Paul von Westhoff,  Traditional,  Jean-Marie Leclair,  Andrea Falconieri  ... 
    Performer:  Daniel Hope,  Stephan Rath,  Stefan Maass,  Jonathan Cohen  ... 
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    Mendelssohn, The Nazis and Me - A film by Sheila Hayman
    Label: Kultur Video   Catalog: 4511 Release Date: 01/26/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Felix Mendelssohn
    Performer:  Steven Isserlis,  Daniel Hope,  Asaf Levy
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    State Of The Art - The Story Of Deutsche Grammophon
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 001341102 Release Date: 12/15/2009   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  Johannes Brahms,  Frédéric Chopin,  Gabriel Fauré,  Claude Debussy  ... 
    Performer:  Martha Argerich,  Rafal Blechacz,  Kathleen Battle,  Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli  ... 
    Conductor:  Claudio Abbado,  Carlo Maria Giulini,  Leonard Bernstein,  Pierre Boulez  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gabrieli Consort,  Andalucian Dogs
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    Nazis & Me / (Ntsc Uk)
    Label: Imports (Dvd)   Catalog: 1134715 Release Date: 12/08/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Felix Mendelssohn
    Performer:  Daniel Hope,  Steven Isserlis
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  • 17.
    The Daniel Hope Collection
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 4690730 Release Date: 06/08/2009   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Felix Mendelssohn,  John Foulds,  Dmitri Shostakovich,  Antonín Dvorák  ... 
    Performer:  Daniel Hope
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    Vivaldi / Daniel Hope, Anne Sofie Von Otter
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 001250102 Release Date: 02/03/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi
    Performer:  Lorenza Borrani,  Daniel Hope,  William Conway,  Anne Sofie von Otter  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
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    Spannungen: Musik Im Kraftwerk Heimbach [limited Edition]
    Label: Cavi Music   Catalog: 8553100 Release Date: 10/14/2008   Number of Discs: 14
    Composer:  Antonín Dvorák,  Recorded Sound,  Tatiana Komarova,  Igor Stravinsky  ... 
    Performer:  Kim Kashkashian,  Antje Weithaas,  Boris Pergamenschikow,  Lars Vogt  ... 
    Conductor:  Daniel Harding
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Heimbach Strings 2006
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    Terezin | Theresienstadt
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 001080302 Release Date: 03/25/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ilse Weber,  Erwin Schulhoff,  Pavel Haas,  Viktor Ullmann  ... 
    Performer:  Gerold Huber,  Christian Gerhaher,  Daniel Hope,  Ib Hausmann  ... 
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  • 21.
    Artist Portrait - Daniel Hope
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 433148 Release Date: 02/26/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  John Foulds,  Ravi Shankar,  Benjamin Britten,  Dmitri Shostakovich  ... 
    Performer:  Daniel Hope
    Conductor:  Sakari Oramo,  Paul Watkins,  Maxim Shostakovich,  Roger Norrington
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra,  BBC Symphony Orchestra,  Beaux Arts Trio  ... 
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  • 22.
    Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto / Daniel Hope
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 001038202 Release Date: 01/22/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Felix Mendelssohn
    Performer:  Sebastian Knauer,  Daniel Hope,  William Conway,  Pascal Siffert  ... 
    Conductor:  Thomas Hengelbrock
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
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    Clarke: Viola Sonata, Dumka, Etc / Dukes, Rahman, Et Al
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8557934 Release Date: 01/30/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Rebecca Clarke
    Performer:  Philip Dukes,  Sophia Rahman,  Daniel Hope,  Robert Plane
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    Bach: Violin Concertos, Etc / Hope, Bezuidenhout, Et Al
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 62545 Release Date: 09/12/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Daniel Hope,  Jaime Martin,  Kristian Bezuidenhout,  Marieke Blankestijn
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
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    Shostakovich: Violin Concertos No 1 And 2, Etc / Hope, Et Al
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 62546 Release Date: 02/28/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Dmitri Shostakovich
    Performer:  Daniel Hope
    Conductor:  Maxim Shostakovich
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
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