Esther Hoppe

Violin

Biography

Esther Hoppe

The Swiss violinist Esther Hoppe has built an international reputation as soloist, chamber musician and pedagogue.

After studying in Basel, Philadelphia (Curtis Institute of Music), London and Zürich she won 1st Prize at the International Mozart Violin Competition in Salzburg in 2002. Shortly after she founded the Tecchler Trio with whom she won many prizes at numerous competitions, such as 1st Prize at the International ARD-Competition in Munich in 2007. From 2009-2013 she was 1st concertmaster of the Munich Chamber Orchestra.

In 2013 she was appointed professor for violin at the University Mozarteum in Salzburg.

Apart from many appearances as a soloist she is a passionate chamber musician. Her partners include Ronald Brautigam, Christian Poltéra, Francesco Piemontesi, Clemens und Veronika Hagen, Lars Anders Tomter, Alexander Lonquich and the Auryn Quartett, amongst others.

She’s a regular invite to festivals such as in Gstaad, Lucerne, Edinburgh, Lockenhaus, Mondsee, Graz (Styriarte) and Salzburg.

Following two highly-praised CD-recordings with works by Mozart, Strawinsky and Poulenc with pianist Alasdair Beatson for Claves Records, a complete recording with Johann Sebastian Bach’s works for solo violin will appear with the same label in October 2021. Further CD-recordings appeared for Virgin Classics, Neos, Concentus Records and Ars Musici.

Esther Hoppe plays the “De Ahna” Stradivarius from 1722.