Daniel Hope

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My Tribute To Yehudi Menuhin - Daniel Hope
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BIOGRAFIA
Daniel Hope was born in Durban in 1974. When he was six months old, his father, the distinguished novelist, poet and anti-apartheid activist Christopher Hope, was finally granted an exit visa. The family went first to Paris, then to London, where Daniel’s mother Eleanor was engaged by Yehudi Menuhin to be his secretary, later becoming the celebrated violinist and conductor’s long-time manager.

1978
Daniel Hope begins studying the violin in London with Sheila Nelson, of whom he has spoken as “probably the greatest-ever music teacher of children”

1984
Commences studies at the Royal College of Music with Itzhak Rashkovsky, Felix Andrievsky and Grigory Zhislin; appears this year on British television playing Shostakovich with double-bass player Gary Karr

1985
Invited by Menuhin to perform the Bartók Duos for German television, beginning a long association between the two violinists that includes over 60 concerts

1992
At London’s Royal Academy of Music begins studying with Zakhar Bron (until 1998), a student of David Oistrakh and the mentor of Vadim Repin and Maxim Vengerov

1995
Gives the world premiere of Douglas Jarman’s critical edition of the Berg Violin Concerto, which corrects 150 copyist errors; works with Toru Takemitsu, later recording his violin concerto Nostalghia

1996
Graduates from the Royal Academy of Music with a Masters Diploma

1999
Performs the Schnittke Violin Concerto at the Düsseldorf Tonhalle in Yehudi Menuhin’s final concert

2000
Replaces Nigel Kennedy at short notice to play and conduct before an audience of 20,000 people on Munich’s Königsplatz

2001
Voted “Classical Performer of the Year” by London’s Evening Standard

2002
Becomes the youngest-ever member of the legendary Beaux Arts Trio, with whom he annually tours all major venues in Europe and North America; plays premiere of Jan Müller-Wieland’s violin concerto Ballad of Ariel in Berlin, one of many works he regularly commissions from young composers

2003
Gives the world premiere of Schnittke’s newly discovered Sonata 1955 at London’s South Bank

2004
Begins his relationship with the Savannah Music Festival as artist-in-residence, including the conception and performance of “An Audience with Beethoven” featuring actress Mia Farrow, for whom he writes a script, and the Beaux Arts Trio; later this year, the American festival formally appoints him Associate Artistic Director, a position he holds through 2009; at the Classical Brit Awards in London, Hope is named “Young Artist of the Year”. For his CD coupling of the violin concertos by Britten and Berg (first recording of Douglas Jarman’s critical edition) he wins the Classical Brit Award and, in Germany, the Deutscher Schallplattenpreis and the Echo Award

2005
At the Savannah Music Festival, he premieres the Violin Concerto Abraham composed for him by Roxanna Panufnik and presents the US premiere of his programme East Meets West with Indian sitar master Gaurav Mazumdar; performs at Dachau for the 60th anniversary of the liberation of the concentration camp; celebrates the Beaux Arts Trio’s 50th anniversary and gives further performances with pianist Menahem Pressler of the complete Beethoven Violin Sonatas in their ongoing collaboration; nominated for two Grammys; wins the Echo Award

2006
Appearances this year include concerts with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, London Philharmonic, Orchestre National de France, City of Birmingham Symphony, Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, Gulbenkian Foundation, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, and a recital tour of Germany. Wins the Echo Award for the third year in succession. Begins collaboration with Stewart Copeland, legendary drummer of The Police

2007
Daniel Hope signs an exclusive contract with Deutsche Grammophon; engagements include concerts with Hamburg’s Philharmonisches Staatsorchester, the Netherlands Philharmonic (collaborating with composer Tan Dun), the BBC, City of Birmingham, Boston, Chicago and Swedish Radio symphony orchestras, as well as the Sinfonia Varsovia and Orquesta Sinfónica de Barcelona; extensive European and North American tours with the Beaux Arts Trio; performances throughout Germany with actor Klaus Maria Brandauer reading Dietrich Bonhoeffer and in their latest collaboration “War and Pieces”; recitals in Vienna, Graz, Berlin (Philharmonie and – in works by Theresienstadt composers – at the Jewish Cultural Festival), Amsterdam, London, Bilbao and New York (Lincoln Center). Festival appearances at Santa Fe, Tanglewood, Ravinia, Bloomington (Indiana), BBC Proms and Beethovenfest Bonn; chamber music at New York’s 92nd St. “Y”. Third Grammy nomination for the Beaux Arts Trio (Shostakovich’s Piano Trios); final tour of the Trio. Hope’s first book Familienstücke. Eine Spurensuche is published in German and is also available as an audiobook on the Yellow Label. Daniel Hope appears at the Ocean Sun Festival in collaboration with Hapag-Lloyd. In his debut recording for Deutsche Grammophon, Hope presents works by Mendelssohn: the E minor Violin Concerto (world-premiere recording of the original 1844 version), the Octet for strings (world-premiere recording of the revised edition) and three Lieder; he also participates in the “Theresienstadt” album of Anne Sofie von Otter, with music by Jewish composers in the Theresienstadt concentration camp. Both releases are scheduled for summer. His performance of Elgar’s Violin Concerto together with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sakari Oramo, to celebrate the composer’s 150th birthday is broadcast on the Chicago-based WFMT radio station; the live recording will be available for download within the DG Concerts series in the autumn


7/2007
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