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.”
[video_lightbox_youtube video_id="fnXEjFdF5OA" width="590" height="385" auto_thumb="1"]
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.