In 1986 when he won the Paris-based Rostropovich International Competition. In 1986 when he won the Paris-based Rostropovich International Competition.
Gary Hoffman
Instruments: Cello
Nationality: Canadian
Website: Discover

Gary Hoffman is one of the most outstanding cellists of our time, combining instrumental mastery, great beauty of sound, and a poetic sensibility in his distinctive and memorable performances. Born in Vancouver, Canada, in 1956, he studied the cello with Janos Starker. Hoffman gained international fame in 1986 upon his victory as the first North American to win the Rostropovich International Competition in Paris. A frequent soloist with the world’s most noted orchestras, he has appeared with the Chicago, London, Montreal, Toronto, San Francisco, Baltimore and National symphony orchestras as well as the English, Moscow and Los Angeles chamber orchestras; the Orchestre National de France, the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, and the Netherlands and Rotterdam Philharmonic; the Cleveland Orchestra for the Blossom Festival and Philadelphia Orchestra, among many others. Mr. Hoffman collaborates regularly with such celebrated conductors like André Prévin, Charles Dutoit, Mstislav Rostropovich, Pinchas Zuckerman, Andrew Davis, Herbert Blomstedt, Kent Nagano, Jésus Lopez-Cobos, and James Levine.

He performs on major recital and chamber music series throughout the world, although he spends the majority of his time between Europe and America. He is a frequent guest of string quartets including Emerson, Tokyo, Borromeo, Brentano, and Ysaye. Hoffman is a regular guest of the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society. Additionally, he has has premiered many concertos (Laurent Petitgirard, Joel Hoffman, Renaud Gagneux, Gil Shohat, Graciane Finzi, Dominique Lemaître, French Premiere of Elliott Carter Cello Concerto, and more). Moreover, he is the guest of main halls such as the Théâtre du Châtelet, Théâtre des Champs Elysées, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Kennedy Center, and numerous festivals: Ravinia, La Jolla, Schleswig Holstein, Verbier, Festival International de Colmar, Evian, Prades Festival, Honk Kong International Chamber Music Festival, Storioni, and more. He is an active recording artist with the BMG (RCA), Sony, EMI, Le Chant du Monde, and La Dolce Volta labels.

Gary Hoffman plays and gives masterclasses all over the world.  He is a close part of the Kronberg Academy family for years, intimately involved in the Academy Masters, the festivals, and the masterclass weeks. In September 2011 he was appointed as Professor at the Musical Chapel in Brussels.

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Participated to academies:
Ravinia Festival: Program for Piano and Strings from june 20th to 22nd 2022
Rencontres musicales de Noyers from july 10th to 15th 2022
Domaine Forget International Music & Dance Academy from july 25th to 29th 2022
Festival and Academy VERÃO CLÁSSICO from august 1st to 6th 2022
Kronberg Cello Masterclasses 2022 from september 25th to october 3rd 2022