The British violinist, Daniel Hope, is renowned the world over for his musical vitality and creativity. In 2004 he won three major awards for his recording of Berg and Britten Concertos, the Classical Brit Awards in England, and in Germany the Deutsche Schallplattenpreis and the ECHO Klassik Prize. At the 2005 Grammy Awards he received two nominations, and in October 2005 he won the ECHO Prize for the second year in succession. He has collaborated with distinguished conductors and orchestras throughout Europe and in the United States, and has toured and performed all over the world, appearing in major venues. He devotes a portion of his time to conceptual projects. In addition he writes scripts and is in demand as a presenter for radio and television. He began studying the violin at the age of four with Sheila Nelson in London. He then went on to study with Itzhak Rashkovsky, Felix Andrievsky and Grigory Zhislin at the Royal College of Music. A pupil at Highgate School in London, from 1992-98 he was a student of the Russian pedagogue, Zakhar Bron, also graduating from the Royal Academy of Music in London. At the age of ten Daniel Hope appeared on British television playing Shostakovich with the double bassist, Gary Karr. The following year he was invited by Yehudi Menuhin to perform Bartók Duos for German television. This was the beginning of a long association, culminating in over sixty concerts together, including Menuhin’s final concert, on 7th March 1999 at the Tonhalle in Düsseldorf, where Hope performed the Schnittke Violin Concerto. Since 2002 Daniel Hope has played with the legendary Beaux Arts Trio, with whom he tours all major venues in Europe and North America once a year, and with whom he celebrated the Ensemble’s 50th anniversary in 2005. He has appeared at major international festivals and collaborated with the most distinguished colleagues in chamber music.