May 20, 2021 update on live performances and events at the NAC.

Musically Speaking: Alexander Shelley and Daniel Hope

12:30 PM EDT
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World-renowned violinist, Daniel Hope joins Musically Speaking to celebrate Beethoven Week!

With over 30 years of experience as a virtuoso soloist, Hope has performed at some of the most prestigious concert halls and festivals, from Carnegie Hall and the Amsterdam Concertgebouw to the BBC Proms and Salzburg. His most recent performances however have been from his living room in Berlin, as part of his Hope@Home live series, where he performs chamber concerts with special guests.

The classical violinist will share how music defines and inspires him in all aspects of his life and will speak of his love of Beethoven as the ultimate expression of music, humanism and forward thinking.

Surrounded by music and his mentor, the late Yehudi Menuhin, from a very young age, he fell in love with the violin and urged his parents for lessons at the age of four! He has since appeared as a soloist with the world’s major orchestras and conductors as well as directed many ensembles.

Hope is the Music Director of the Zurich Chamber Orchestra and the New Century Chamber Orchestra in San Francisco as well as the Artistic Director of the Frauenkirche Cathedral in Dresden. And, in  2020,  the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, he became the new President of the Beethoven-Haus Bonn.

Daniel Hope has been recognized with the European Cultural Prize for Music in 2015 and was awarded with Germany’s highest civilian accolade, the Federal Cross of Merit.

Tune in Thursday, July 9 at 12:30 (EDT) for a live conversation and performance with Daniel Hope and NAC Orchestra Music Director, and Musically Speaking host, Alexander Shelley.

Thank you to our partners Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany and Beethoven-Haus Bonn for their support of our special Beethoven activities this week.