British violinist Daniel Hope has signed a long-term extension to his recording contract with Deutsche Grammophon. The first project under the new agreement will be ‘Hollywood Exiles’, devoted to composers who fled the Nazis and settled in America.
‘Since signing my first contract with DG in 2006, I have been privileged to plan and work with the Yellow Label on eight diverse recordings, including music composed in Theresienstadt, a Baroque journey, a tribute to Joseph Joachim, Michael Tippett’s Triple Concerto and even a musical celebration of Frederick the Great,’ he said. ‘I am delighted that both my belief in the “concept album” and DG’s unique support and encouragement have enabled me to make a very personal musical statement.’
A member of the Beaux Arts Trio from 2002-2008, Hope is a regular soloist with leading orchestras and conductors, and the recipient of the German Record Critics’ Prize and five ECHO awards.
The violinist spoke to Gramophone’s James Jolly about the contract extension and his new recording projects. Listen to the interview below: