British violinist Daniel Hope has toured the world as a virtuoso soloist for many years. He appears as soloist with the world’s major orchestras, directs many ensembles from the violin, and plays chamber music in a wide variety of venues. Born in South Africa and raised and educated in England, Hope earned degrees at the Royal Academy of Music, where he studied with distinguished Russian pedagogue Zakhar Bron. Hope is Associate Music Director of the Savannah Music Festival and Artistic Director at the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Summer Festival in Germany. He has also published three bestselling books. WildKat PR manages Daniel’s communications and media strategy across Europe, with a particular emphasis on the UK.
Hope launched the 2014/15 season by giving the world premiere of Gabriel Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto “1914” at the BBC Proms (“Hope, the instigator of this work, played its stratospherically high solo part with flawless accuracy.” – The Independent). 2014 also saw the release of Hope’s Deutsche Grammophon recording, Escape to Paradise, which draws on his extensive research into those European composers who relocated to Los Angeles, where they penned some of the 20th century’s most iconic film scores.
Photo credits: Margaret Malandruccolo / DG and Harald Hoffmann