Acclaimed by critics worldwide for his exceptional talent and magnificent tone, American violinist Chad Hoopes has been appearing with numerous ensembles throughout the world since he won the first prize at the Young Artists Division of the Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition.
Highlights of the current season are performances with Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Queensland Symphony Orchestra as well as recitals at Ravinia Festival and Lincoln Center. In March 2017, Chad received the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant.
Recent engagements include his debuts with Orchestre de Paris, Philadelphia Orchestra at Bravo Vail, National Symphony Orchestra at Wolf Trap and Konzerthausorchester Berlin.
In 2016 he made his London debut at Royal Festival Hall with the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and conductor Kristjan Järvi performing Michael Daugherty’s violin concerto „Fire and Blood“. He also became Munich Symphony Orchestra’s first Artist in Residence, a position created specifically for him. Chad Hoopes has performed with leading orchestras such as the San Francisco, Pittsburgh and Houston Symphony and he can look back on highlights such as invitations to the Louvre in Paris, Rheingau Musik Festival and Moritzburg Festival and his debut with Orchestre National de Bordeaux- Aquitaine. In 2014, Chad Hoopes became a member of the prestigious CMS Two Program of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.
His debut recording with the MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra under Kristjan Järvi was released in 2014 on the French label Naïve and enthusiastically received by both press and public.
Chad Hoopes attended the Cleveland Institute of Music under David Cerone and Joel Smirnoff, and the Kronberg Academy under the tutelage of Ana Chumachenco.
He plays the 1991 Samuel Zygmuntowicz; ex Isaac Stern violin.
Chad Hoopes is represented worldwide by Tanja Dorn at Dorn Music.
Photo Credit Lisa-Marie Mazzucco