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21 year old 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. He recently had a highly successful debut with Orchestre de Paris at Salle Pleyel. Further highlights of the last season include a tour to Russia with MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra, performances with Vancouver Symphony and his Munich debut with Munich Symphony Orchestra. In October 2013 he was signed by the French label NAÏVE. His first recording with the MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra under Kristjan Järvi (Mendelssohn and John Adams concertos) was released in spring 2014 and highly acclaimed throughout the world. He has recently been welcomed to the CMS Two members, starting 2015 and will be Munich Symphony Orchestra’s first Artist in Residence in 2015/16. Chad is a frequent guest artist at the Menuhin Festival in Gstaad, Switzerland and at Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, where he has just recently been named the winner of the prestigious audience award. He frequently performs with leading orchestras as San Francisco Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Brussels Chamber Orchestra, Colorado Music Festival Orchestra, Trondheim Symphony and the National Arts

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21 year old 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.
He recently had a highly successful debut with Orchestre de Paris at Salle Pleyel. Further highlights of the last season include a tour to Russia with MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra, performances with Vancouver Symphony and his Munich debut with Munich Symphony Orchestra. In October 2013 he was signed by the French label NAÏVE. His first recording with the MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra under Kristjan Järvi (Mendelssohn and John Adams concertos) was released in spring 2014 and highly acclaimed throughout the world. He has recently been welcomed to the CMS Two members, starting 2015 and will be Munich Symphony Orchestra’s first Artist in Residence in 2015/16.

Chad is a frequent guest artist at the Menuhin Festival in Gstaad, Switzerland and at Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, where he has just recently been named the winner of the prestigious audience award. He frequently performs with leading orchestras as San Francisco Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Brussels Chamber Orchestra, Colorado Music Festival Orchestra, Trondheim Symphony and the National Arts Centre Orchestra.
Chad began his violin studies in Minneapolis. In Autumn 2013 Chad Hoopes took up studies as a Young Soloist at Kronberg Academy with Professor Ana Chumachenco.
Chad plays the 1713 Antonio Stradivari Cooper; Hakkert; ex Ceci violin, courtesy of Jonathan Moulds.

Chad Hoopes is represented worldwide by Tanja Dorn at IMG Artists.

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Reviews

"This young man has a sense of musical drama far beyond his years."

Arts Sarasota

"The cover of this impressive CD [MENDELSSOHN/JOHN ADAMS: Violin Concertos] shows the prodigiously talented American violinist Chad Hoopes in a hooded sweatshirt, a bow balanced on his folded arms. There’s balance, too, in the choice of repertory here: Mendelssohn’s evergreen concerto in an urgent, passionate rendition, and that of John Adams, showing off Mr. Hoopes’s enormous stamina and brilliant, zippy sound."

The New York Times

"His performance of the Mendelssohn […] points to a musician with all the technical gifts that these days are accepted as norms but also with stylistic taste, purity of tone and an attractive blend of flair and interpretative discretion."

Gramophone, Geoffrey Norris

"In the John Adams Concerto […] Hoopes imparts an air of chaste innocence to this blazingly inventive score, discovering in the opening movement a rhythmic swing with an indisputably American accent"

The Strad, Julian Haylock

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Discography