Instrumentalist - Cello

Cellist Gary Hoffman first gained international renown upon his victory as the first North American to win the Rostropovich International Competition in Paris. He has appeared as soloist 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, and the Cleveland and Philadelphia Orchestras, among many others. He has collaborated with such celebrated conductors as Herbert Blomstedt, Andrew Davis, Kent Nagano, Pinchas Zukerman, and the late Jésus Lopez-Cobos, André Prévin, and Mstislav Rostropovich.

Posted: Aug-22-2019
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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
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"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