Esther Hoppe, Violin

Esther Hoppe



Esther Hoppe

Wunderbare Kritik von Peter Hagmann zur Bach-CD

Vielstimmig im Einstimmigen

Camerata Zürich - Künstlerische Leitung ab Saison 25/26

Die Camerata Zürich ernennt die Schweizer Violinistin Esther Hoppe als neue Künstlerische Leiterin ab Saison 2025/26. Als Nachfolge des aktuellen Künstlerischen Leiters Igor Karsko, wird sie das Orchester weiterhin vom ersten Pult der Geigen aus leiten.

CD release date 23. September 2022!

J.S. Bach Sonatas and Partitas

CD-Aufnahme Bach Sonaten und Partiten

Im September 2022 wird die Gesamtaufnahme von J.S. Bachs Solosonaten und -partiten bei Claves Records erscheinen! 

Wunderbare Kritik zum Konzert in Kempten

Violin Channel

Violin Channel hat Esther Hoppe zum Thema "do's and don't for a first lesson - teaching advice" befragt. Hier geht's zum Artikel

Zum Nachhören

Am Freitag, 21.9.18 um 19.30 Uhr sendet Ö1 den Live-Mitschnitt des Konzertes der Musiktage Mondsee vom 6.9.18.

Gast in der Diskothek

Esther Hoppe als Gast in der Diskothek auf Radio SRF 2 Kultur am 18. September 2017 um 20 Uhr. Besprochen wird das Violinkonzert Nr. 1 von John Adams.

5 Sterne im «Orchester»

Das Magazin «das Orchester» mit einer 5-Sterne-Rezension für die neue CD «Mozart & Poulenc» mit Esther Hoppe und Alasdair Beatson.

Tipp der Woche

Die «Schweiz am Wochenende» zeichnet die neue CD «Mozart & Poulenc» von Esther Hoppe und Aladair Beatson mit 5 Sternen aus.

Mozart & Poulenc

My new CD with works for violin and piano by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Francis Poulenc (recorded with pianist Alasdair Beatson) will be released by CLAVES Records on 20th January 2017. Preorder it here

The Classical Reviewer

Nice review of my Mozart violin CD on «The Classical Reviewer». Read it here.

Landesjugendorchester Baden-Württemberg

Two pictures of my current tour with Landesjugendorchester Baden-Württemberg conducted by David Philip Hefti.

Münchner Symphoniker

Two photos of my concert yesterday with Münchner Symphoniker conducted by Attilio Cremonesi at Prinzregententheater.


The Swiss Cultural Magazine «Musik&Theater» published a fine profile about me. Read it here.

Radio Swiss Classic

Radio Swiss Classic did a nice interview with me. Read it here.

Swiss Television

My new festival and my presentation of Mozart's violin in Switzerland was a topic on Swiss Television. Watch the programhere.

Pfingstfestival Schloss Brunegg

Do you want to be part of a unique Pentecost experience in a castle built in the first half of the 13th century? – Enjoy a fabulous weekend full of sensual delights at my brand new festival at Brunegg Castle in the Swiss canton of Aargau where famous works from the classical chamber music repertory will contrast with new sounds from contemporary composers.

Neue Zürcher Zeitung

My swiss debut performance of Heinz Holliger's «3 kleine Szenen» for solo violin was highly acclaimed by Neue Zürcher Zeitung. Please read the review of the Swiss Chamber Soloists' Zurich concert here.

The Strad

My new Mozart recording is discussed in the March issue of the renowned magazine «The Strad»: «Fire and ice on display in music by two contrasting composers». Read the nice review here.

Münchener Kammerorchester

 BR-Klassik, the radio channel for classical music of Bavarian Broadcasting, is broadcasting a «Konzertabend» with recordings by Münchener Kammerorchester directed by myself. Please find more information on the programme here.

Broadcast date: Wednesday, 4.2.15, 8.03 p.m.


Some weeks have passed, but I have only the best memories about my stay as artist in residence at Illumina Festival in Brazil. Have a look at some pictures of the festival here.

Photo: Walter Rodrigues Vendas FIlho

Ilumina Festival

I am honored to be Artist in Residence of the first edition of Ilumina Festival de Música Clássica in the beautiful mountains of Sapucaí Mirim in São Paulo, Brazil. Find out more about this exciting musical laboratory for creative thinking and talent development here.

Basler Zeitung

My new CD got a nice review in the Basler Zeitung. Read it here.


The Austrian radio station Ö1 broadcasts a recording of this year's Kammermusikfest Lockenhaus. To be heard, amongst other works, is Ravel's piano trio with Nicolas Altstaedt, Alexander Lonquich and myself. Radio Ö1

Broadcast date: Tuesday, 11.11.14, 10.05 a.m.

Neue Zuger Zeitung

My new CD with works by Mozart and Stravinsky got a nice review in the local newspaper of my home town Zug. Read it here.

Mozart & Stravinsky

My new CD with works for violin and piano by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Igor Stravinsky (recorded with pianist Alasdair Beatson) has just been released by CLAVES Records. Please order it here.

Delft Chamber Music Festival

Here comes a collection of photos from this year's edition of Delft Chamber Music Festival.

Music with Winds

Just released on GENUIN classics: new Mozart CD with Swiss Chamber Soloists (flute quartet no. 1, oboe quartet, clarinet quintet). With Felix Renggli, Heinz Holliger, François Benda, Daria Zappa, Jürg Dähler, Daniel Haefliger and myself.

Order your CD here.

Review of Mozart CD

My recording with Mozart's Costa violin has been reviewed in the Neue Zürcher Zeitung. Read it here.


I'm on the cover of the current issue of «kulturtipp», a Swiss culture magazine. Read the interview here.

Recording with Mozart's violin

The live recording of my Mozarteum recital on Mozart's Costa violin (1764; see picture above) is now available at Mozarthaus Salzburg.

Ittingen Pentecost Festival

I'm filling in at this year's Ittingen Pentecost Festival and look forward to appearances with conductor Heinz Holliger and soprano Juliane Banse.
Kartause Ittingen

Concert dates: Sunday, 8.6.14, 11:30 / 19:00; Monday, 9.6.14, 11:30

Meininger Hofkapelle

A nice review of my concert with the Meininger Hofkapelle (violin concerto by Frank Martin) in today's Meininger Tageblatt.


I'm a guest at «Diskothek», a program on Swiss Radio SRF 2 Kultur. To be discussed: recordings of Mozart's violin concerto A Major KV 219. Guest of host Eva Oertle is next to me cellist Christoph Dangel. Not to be missed! Radio SRF 2 Kultur

Broadcast dates: Monday, 19.5.14, 20.00 / Saturday, 24.5.14, 14.00

World Premiere

World Premiere of David Philip Hefti's «Magma», sound sparks for string trio: 7.5.14 in Geneva, 10.5.14 in Lugano, 11.5.14 in Zurich and 18.5.14 in Basel (with Jürg Dähler and Thomas Grossenbacher). Highly recommended!
Swiss Chamber Concerts


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