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Described at once in his publicity materials as “the British violinist,” as though he were the only person, Daniel Wish reaches least probably the most versatile British violinist of the first 21st century. An advocate of modern music, he in addition has performed Beethoven and Schumann using the period-instrument outfit Concerto Köln, documented music influenced by Indian traditional composer-performer Ravi Shankar, partnered with acting professional Klaus Maria Brandauer in conceptual tasks involving music as well as the spoken term, and recorded a set of effective albums that utilize the familiar music of Antonio Vivaldi like a starting point for even more innovative activity. Hope’s dad, poet and novelist Christopher Wish, was persecuted in South Africa for his anti-government sights, so the family members fled to Britain when Daniel was half a year old. His mom, Eleanor, got employment as secretary to Yehudi Menuhin. Daniel became a playmate of Menuhin’s grandchildren, and even though the old get good at was not a substantial body in the boy’s lifestyle, he do inspire Daniel to consider up the violin beneath the guidance of neighbor Sheila Nelson, among England’s best violin instructors to children. Wish went on to review with many Russian instructors on the Royal University of Music, after that journeyed to Hamburg to review from 1992 to 1998 with another Russian, Zakhar Bron. He also got degrees through the Royal Academy of Music in London. As students in Hamburg, Wish developed a a friendly relationship with composer Alfred Schnittke (in 2003 he was entrusted using the premiere from the composer’s lately uncovered violin sonata from 1955), and would shortly devote himself generally though never solely towards the music of Schnittke as well as other living composers. He provides commissioned functions from famous brands Jan Müller-Wieland, Huw Watkins, and Roxanna Panufnik. Hope’s profession began to remove in his middle-20s, and in 2002 he was recruited using one week’s see to execute on tour using the Beaux Arts Trio. Nearly instantly he was recognized as a long lasting person in the ensemble and proved helpful to add spice to the group’s pretty conventional repertoire with commissioned functions by such composers as György Kurtág and Mark-Anthony Turnage to celebrate the trio’s 50th wedding anniversary. He provides continuing a dynamic chamber music profession, in concert and on recordings, following the Beaux Arts Trio dissolved in 2008. In 2004 Wish won three main honours for his documenting from the Berg (in its first edition) and Britten concertos; visitors from the British regular Gramophone voted it the very best available recording from the Berg. He acts as associate creative director from the eclectic Savannah (Georgia) Music Event, and since 2010 as Creative Partner at Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. In 2004 he wedded dual bassist Annika Pigorsch, a new player in the air Symphony Orchestra in Amsterdam, as well as the few offers taken up home in Germany. Wish has also created four books about his existence and about music, and frequently contributes music content articles to the Wall structure Road Journal. He in addition has hosted radio and tv applications about music, like the 2013 documentary film The Secrets from the Violin. Hope’s recordings within the 2010s continuing to perform the stylistic and common gamut. He provided the crossover minimalism of Ludovico Einaudi’s I Giorni in 2012; paid a normal tribute to his stylistic exemplar Yehudi Menuhin; and documented a set of book albums: 2012’s Vivaldi Recomposed (where his innovative partner was German-British composer Maximum Richter) and 2017’s For Months, which offered an easy group of Vivaldi’s Four Months concertos became a member of with twelve functions of seasonal significance from numerous eras. This stylistic variety has brought Wish a great deal of mainstream interest: in 2016 he offered as a tv presenter for Eurovision Youthful Music artists, the classical-music arm from the famed Eurovision Track Contest. He shouldn’t be puzzled with Daniel Wish, an American composer, given birth to in 1972 in Baltimore, MD.

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Full Name Daniel Hope
Profession Violinist
Education Royal Academy of Music
Nationality British, South African
Spouse Annika Pigorsch
Parents Christopher Hope, Eleanor Hope
Awards Classic Brit Award for Young British Classical Performer or Group
Music Groups Beaux Arts Trio
Albums Recomposed by Max Richter: Vivaldi - The Four Seasons, My Tribute To Yehudi Menuhin, Air. A Baroque Journey, For Seasons, Escape To Paradise - The Hollywood Album, Brahms, Schumann, Mahler: Piano Quartets (Live), The Romantic Violinist - A Celebration of Joseph Joachim, Berg & Britten : Violin Concertos, Spheres, Vivaldi Concertos, Vivaldi: Concertos, Aria, Sonata, Bach, JS : Violin Concertos, Mendelssohn, Vivaldi, Elgar, Finzi & Walton: Sonatas for Violin & Piano, Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto op. 64; Octet for Strings op. 20, Mozart : Violin Sonata No.27, Schnittke, Takemitsu & Weill: Violin Concertos, Violin Concertos 1 & 2 / Romance from The Gadfly, Bach & Sons 2, Shostakovich: Violin Sonata / Penderecki / Pärt / Schnittke, It's Me - The Baroque & Romantic Albums, Spheres - Einaudi, Glass, Nyman, Pärt, Richter, Klein / Krása / Schulhoff: Forbidden Music (violin: Daniel Hope, viola: Philip Dukes, cello: Paul Watkins), Friedrich der Große - Musik aus Sanssouci, Shostakovich : Violin Concerto No.1, Daniel Hope - The Warner Recordings, Mozart : Double Concerto for Violin & Piano K315f, Berg : Violin Concerto, Daniel Hope - A Portrait (Inspiration), Daniel Hope - Artist Portrait 2007, Shostakovich : Violin Concerto No.2, Max Richter: Berlin By Overnight (Remixes) (Remixes), East meets West, Mozart : Piano Concerto No.16 K451, Violin Sonata in G major K379, Concerto for Violin & Piano K.App.56/K315f
Nominations Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance

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Ludovico Einaudi: Between Space and Silence Documentary post-production Himself
Daniel Hope: The Hollywood Sound 2015 TV Movie Himself - Performer
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Proms Extra 2013-2014 TV Series Himself
Refuge in Music 2013 Documentary Himself
Das Geheimnis der Geige 2013 TV Series documentary Himself - Host
BBC Proms 2013 TV Series Himself - Violin

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