Daniel Hope has toured the world as a virtuoso soloist for 30 years and is celebrated for his musical versatility as well as his dedication to humanitarian causes. Winner of the 2015 European Cultural Prize for Music, Hope appears as soloist with the world’s major orchestras and conductors, also directing many ensembles from the violin. Hope has been an exclusive Deutsche Grammophon artist since 2007 and serves as Music Director of the Zurich Chamber Orchestra and San Francisco’s New Century Chamber Orchestra. He is artistic director of the Frauenkirche Dresden and is the president of the Beethovenhaus Bonn.
The youngest ever member of the Beaux Arts Trio during its final six seasons, today Hope performs at all the world’s greatest halls and festivals. He has worked with conductors including Kurt Masur, Valery Gergiev and Christian Thielemann, as well as with the world’s greatest symphony orchestras including Boston, Chicago, Paris, London, Los Angeles and Tokyo.
Devoted to contemporary music, Hope has commissioned over thirty works, enjoying close contact with composers such as Alfred Schnittke, Toru Takemitsu, Harrison Birtwistle, Sofia Gubaidulina, György Kurtág, Peter Maxwell-Davies and Mark-Anthony Turnage.
Daniel Hope has penned four bestselling books published in Germany; he contributes regularly to the Wall Street Journal and has written scripts for collaborative performances with the actors Klaus Maria Brandauer and Mia Farrow. In Germany he presents a weekly radio show for the WDR3 Channel.