Esther Hoppe has built a name for herself in the last few years as a soloist and a chamber musician, with a reputation as a stylistically assured and accomplished violinist whose stupendous technique serves the purest music making. She has been praised for „her richly colored and touching playing,
always in good taste“.
After winning the 8th International Mozart Competition in Salzburg in 2002, she founded the Tecchler Trio, with whom she concertized intensively between 2003-2011. The trio won several first prizes in important competitions, including the 2004
Deutschen Musikwettbewerb (German Music Competition), 2005 Migros Competition in Switzerland, and the 2007 ARD Competition in Munich. From 2009 until 2013, Esther was the concertmistress of the highly acclaimed Munich Chamber Orchestra, whom she directed regularly without conductor. Since the dissolvement of the Tecchler Trio she has resumed and expanded her solo career, and the multi-faceted musician has also recently become the newest professor of violin at the Mozarteum in Salzburg.
Esther Hoppe leads an exciting concert calendar, following invitations to festivals such as Luzern, Gstaad, Delft, Ernen, Prussia Cove, Styriarte, Lockenhaus, etc. She has toured extensively, all over Europe and in USA, Japan, and India with performances in such halls as the Wigmore Hall in London, Mozarteum in Salzburg, Hercules Hall in Munich, the big hall in the Tschaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, Vienna Konzerthaus, Konzerthaus Dortmund, and many more. Her chamber music partners include, among others, lemens Hagen, Veronika Hagen, Nicolas Altstaedt, Alexander Lonquich, José Gallardo, Elisabeth Leonskaja, Reto Bieri, Claudio Bohorquez, Renaud and Gautier Capuçon, Mirijam Contzen, Sol Gabetta, Heinz Holliger and Johannes Moser.
In September 2014 her newest CD will be released, which will include Mozart Sonatas and Stravinsky‘s Divertimento, with Scottish pianist Alasdair Beatson. She has also recorded with Virgin Classics, Neos, Concentus Records, and Ars Musici.
Esther Hoppe plays on a 1690 Gioffredo Cappa violin. She lives in Winterthur and has a son.