VC YOUNG ARTIST | Chad Hoopes, 19 – “The most extraordinary young musician with whom I’ve ever come in contact”

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19 year old American violin virtuoso Chad Hoopes is quickly establishing himself as one of the most exciting young concert artists to emerge in recent years – praised for his maturity, emotional expression and technical ease.

A student of Professor Ana Chumachenco, at the Kronberg Academy, in Germany, Chad is a former 1st prize in the Junior Division of the 2008 Menuhin Competition – aged just 13.

Internationally respected pedagogue David Cerone has been quoted as suggesting, Chad is “the most extraordinary young musician with whom I’ve ever come in contact … when he comes on to a stage he lights it up … it brings tears to your eyes.”

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CHAD HOOPES | TCHAIKOVSKY | SOUVENIR D’UN LIER CHER | 2012

His recent debuts include solo engagements with the San Francisco Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Houston Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Brussels Chamber Orchestra and the Trondheim Symphony – and he was recently given the prestigious honour of replacing virtuoso Christian Tetzlaff on a number of North American engagements.

Chad currently performs on the 1713 ‘Cooper ex-Ceci’ Stradivarius – on generous loan from Jonathan Moulds.

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CHAD HOOPES | RAVEL | TZIGANE | 2012
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CHAD HOOPES | BRAHMS VIOLIN SONATA NO. 2 | 2ND MVT | 2012

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