Pianist 2022 Thomas Hoppe

Thomas Hoppe is regarded as one of the finest piano partners and chamber musicians of his generation.

He has performed with artists such as Itzhak Perlman, Antje Weithaas, Vilde Frang, Joshua Bell, Tabea Zimmermann, Jens-Peter Mainz, Alban Gerhardt and Frans Helmerson, to name but a few, and performs worldwide as pianist of the ATOS Trio and the ensemble 4.1 piano windtet.

Hoppe has taught master classes in piano accompaniment and chamber music in Europe, Australia, China, South America and the United States, and regularly works as an official pianist for international music competitions, such as the Queen Elisabeth (Brussels), Joseph Joachim (Hannover), International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, Grand Prix Emanuel Feuermann (Berlin) and ARD (Munich), for a variety of instruments and singers.

After studying for five years with Lee Luvisi in the United States, Hoppe later specialized in vocal and instrumental accompanying at The Juilliard School of Music in New York City. He was studio pianist for the legendary Dorothy DeLay, and at the invitation of Itzhak Perlman, worked as a faculty member at the Perlman Music Program.

Based in Berlin since 2003, Hoppe has served as faculty at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler, taught chamber music at the Barenboim Said Academy and was a tutor at the Akademie programs of the Berlin Philharmonic and the Staatsoper Berlin.

In 2018, Thomas Hoppe was appointed full-time professor for piano chamber music at the highly regarded Folkwang University in Essen, Germany.