Teaching Artist, Cello
Daniel Hoppe is a passionate teacher and performer. He started pursuing music professionally while he was at Carleton College in Northfield, MN, where he was a Bailey Music Scholar and winner of the 2011 Carleton College concerto competition. After graduating magna cum laude with a BA in Music and Religion, Daniel went on to receive a Masters Degree in cello performance from the Boston Conservatory, a Masters Degree in orchestral conducting and a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in cello performance from the University of Kentucky. Throughout his studies he also perused experience and training in cello pedagogy. He is now an active member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas as well as the American String Teachers Association and has taught beginners as young as 4 and served on the faculty of Centre College.
Mr. Hoppe has appeared at music festivals around the world including the Festival de Paques, Okemo Young Artists Program, Astona International, the Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival, Foulger International Music Festival, the Manchester Chamber Music Festival, and the Brevard Music Festival. His principal teachers include Benjamin Karp, Andrew Mark, Tanya Carey, Thomas Rosenberg, Richard Hirschl, John Nardolillo, and David Hoppe. He has also appeared in master classes with Hans Jensen, Mihai Tetel, Amit Peled, Violaine Melançon, Jeffrey Lastrappe, the Tackas Quartet and the Shanghai String Quartet.
Mr. Hoppe shares his enthusiasm for music with people of all ages through concerts, individual lessons and outreach performances. In 2014, he debuted Cello Story Time; and has presented this innovative program for young children at schools, libraries and museums throughout Boston. As a chamber musician, he helped found the Lexington String Trio and regularly performed as a member of the Verdi String Quartet, in residence at the University of Kentucky. Daniel has appeared with Orchestras across the states including the Lexington Philharmonic and the Brevard Festival Orchestra. He is also an active performer and advocate for contemporary classical music, working with groups such as ‘The Fifth Floor Collective’ and collaborating with composers including Nicolas Collins, Keith Kusterer, and Alex Brusentsiv. Daniel’s cello playing has also reached beyond the world of classical music, engaging with musicians from folk and jazz ensembles as well as dancers, actors, poets and visual artists.