British violinist Daniel Hope has toured the world as a virtuoso soloist for 25 years and is celebrated for his musical versatility as well as his dedication to humanitarian causes. Winner of the 2015 European Cultural Prize for Music, whose previous recipients include Daniel Barenboim, Plácido Domingo, and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, he appears as soloist with the world’s major orchestras and conductors, also directing many ensembles from the violin. Since 2004, he has been associate artistic director of the Savannah Music Festival and in the 2016-17 season he became music director of the Zürich Chamber Orchestra, succeeding Sir Roger Norrington. An exclusive Deutsche Grammophon artist since 2007, he is one of the world’s most prolific classical recording artists, with over 25 albums to his name. His recordings have won the Diapason d’Or of the Year, six ECHO-Klassik Awards, and numerous Grammy nominations. In February 2016 he released his 10th album for the Yellow Label: My Tribute to Yehudi Menuhin, a deeply personal tribute to Hope’s mentor. He has penned four bestselling books published in Germany; he contributes regularly to the Wall Street Journal and has written scripts for collaborative performances with the actors Klaus Maria Brandauer and Mia Farrow. In Germany he presents a weekly radio show for the WDR3 Channel. He plays the 1742 “ex-Lipinski” Guarneri del Gesù, placed generously at his disposal by an anonymous family from Germany. He lives with his family in Berlin.