Instrumentalist - Cello
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Gary Hoffman is one of the outstanding cellists of our time, combining instrumental mastery, great beauty of sound, and a poetic sensibility. Mr. Hoffman gained international renown upon his victory as the first North American to win the Rostropovich International Competition in Paris in 1986. 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, the Netherlands and Rotterdam philharmonics, the Cleveland Orchestra for the Blossom Festival and Philadelphia Orchestra, among many others. Mr. Hoffman collaborates regularly with such celebrated conductors as André Prévin, Charles Dutoit, Mstislav Rostropovich, Pinchas Zuckerman, Andrew Davis, Herbert Blomstedt, Kent Nagano, Jésus Lopez-Cobos and James Levine. In the 2015-16 season he performs Elgar’s Concerto in E Minor with the Baton Rouge Symphony.

Posted: Sep-17-2015
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A recent recording of the Dvořák String Sextet, Op 48 was recently released by Harmonia Mundi, performed by the Jerusalem Quartet and featuring cellist Gary Hoffman. Gramophone UK calls it "gloriously melodic and atmospheric". 

Posted: Feb-6-2018
Latest Acclaim

"Gary Hoffman, the Canadian-born, Paris-based cellist who has been widely lauded as a soloist and chamber musician since the 1980s, delivered a fine performance of Elgar’s Cello Concerto in E minor....

"Hoffman’s collaborative playing with the orchestra — to which he was visibly attentive — was as pleasurable a listening experience as his projection of Elgar’s melodies and rhetorical gestures."

— Richmond Times-Dispatch
Posted: May-14-2017
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This is demonstrated once again by the performance of Gary Hoffman with the Liège Royal Philharmonic Orchestra under its conductor Christian Arming. Here is an interpretation outstanding for its musicality and warmth.

In Bloch’s Schelomo, Gary Hoffman and Christian Arming detail the score with an almost improvisatory flexibility and sensuality: a great success! This is an ideal opportunity to (re)discover the music of Ernest Bloch, who affirmed his Hebrew roots in his music throughout his life.

 

Posted: Oct-19-2018
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Posted: Jun-13-2012