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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On November 29 and 30, cellist Gary Hoffman performs Elgar's Cello Concerto with Vancouver Symphony Orchestra at the Orpheum.

Posted: Nov-26-2019
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"Gary Hoffmann's solos soared like eagles... Hoffman [was] sublime in his restrained elegance."

— Bachtrack
Posted: Aug-7-2019
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"In this album, we have selected a work from each of [Tchaikovsky's] early, middle, and late periods: his String Quartet No. 1 in D major, selections from his Children’s Album, and his beloved Souvenir de Florence for string sextet. Not only could we showcase a quartet that we treasure, but we were given the opportunity to collaborate with two of the Chapel's brilliant professors: violist Miguel da Silva and cellist Gary Hoffman."

Posted: Nov-1-2019
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Posted: Jun-13-2012