Daniel Hope

Composers

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 Read more Brandauer in 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
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  • 1.
    My Tribute to Yehudi Menuhin / Daniel Hope
    Label: Dg Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 002443102 Release Date: 02/05/2016   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Felix Mendelssohn,  Bechara El-Khoury,  Steve Reich,  Antonio Vivaldi  ... 
    Performer:  Daniel Hope,  Simos Papanas,  Emanuele Forni,  Naoki Kitaya  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Basel Chamber Orchestra,  German Chamber Orchestra
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    111: The Collector's Editions [111 CDs]
    Label: Dg Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 002422702 Release Date: 12/11/2015   Number of Discs: 111
    Composer:  Johannes Brahms,  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Maurice Ravel,  Felix Mendelssohn  ... 
    Performer:  David Oistrakh,  Igor Oistrakh,  Sviatoslav Richter,  Martha Argerich  ... 
    Conductor:  Claudio Abbado,  Daniel Barenboim,  Lorin Maazel,  Franz Konwitschny  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Amadeus Quartet,  Orchestre de Paris  ... 
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    Ludovico Einaudi: Elements
    Label: Ponderosa Italy   Catalog: 132 Release Date: 10/09/2015   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ludovico Einaudi
    Performer:  Daniel Hope,  Robert Lippok,  Mauro Refosco,  Ludovico Einaudi
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amsterdam Sinfonietta
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    Verbier Festival: Best Of 2014
    Label: Erato   Catalog: 551695 Release Date: 08/28/2015   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Alexander Scriabin,  Arvo Pärt,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,  Frédéric Chopin  ... 
    Performer:  Evgeni Kissin,  Sergei Babayan,  Daniil Trifonov,  Jan Lisiecki  ... 
    Conductor:  Charles Dutoit,  Gábor Takács-Nagy,  Marc Minkowski,  Daniel Harding
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Verbier Festival Orchestra,  Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra
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    Brahms, Schumann, Mahler: Piano Quartets /  Hope, Neubauer, Finckel, Han
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 002290602 Release Date: 04/21/2015  
    Composer:  Gustav Mahler,  Robert Schumann,  Johannes Brahms
    Performer:  Paul Neubauer,  Daniel Hope,  David Finckel,  Wu Han
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    Walter Arlen: Die Letzte Blaue
    Label: Gramola   Catalog: 98996 Release Date: 10/14/2014   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Walter Arlen,  Willy Engel-Berger
    Performer:  Daniel Wnukowski,  Daniel Hope,  Rebecca Nelson,  Christian Immler
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  • 7.
    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 [2 LPs]
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 002055101 Release Date: 06/10/2014   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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    Recomposed By Max Richter: Vivaldi Four Seasons
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 002037502 Release Date: 04/29/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    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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  • 12.
    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 [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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  • 15.
    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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  • 16.
    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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  • 17.
    Air - A Baroque Journey / Daniel Hope
    Label: Imports   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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  • 19.
    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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  • 20.
    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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  • 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.
    Best of British from the BBC Proms 2007
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 001061002 Release Date: 01/22/2008   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Sir William Walton,  Richard Rodney Bennett,  Michael Tippett,  Oliver Knussen  ... 
    Performer:  Christian Poltera,  Philip Dukes,  Daniel Hope,  Leila Josefowicz  ... 
    Conductor:  Jiri Belohlávek,  Stephen Jackson,  Sir Andrew Davis,  Oliver Knussen
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra,  BBC Symphony Chorus
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  • 23.
    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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