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Violonist Daniel Hope plays inaugural classical concert in Royal Albert Hall's Elgar Room

27 November, 2009

The Royal Albert Hall is delighted to announce that Daniel Hope, the celebrated British violinist, will perform the very first classical concert in the Elgar Room, the Hall’s brand new performance space, on January 18. The concert, 'A Ba-ROCK Explosion', will be 'all-standing' as part of the Elgar Room's mission to present music and the performing arts in
new and exciting ways.

Daniel Hope's concert on 18 January gives music fans a rare chance to see one of the UK’s great music talents in the close, intimate environment of the Elgar Room, which has a capacity of 350. In 2010 Daniel Hope will be the first of many musicians to play in this great new space, having been described by one reviewer as 'the most exciting British string player since Jacqueline du Pre', famed for her performances of Elgar's Cello Concerto. Another critic described Daniel Hope's playing as 'a joy – technically impeccable but still passionate, singing and mercurial.'

The full-length concert will see Hope performing'A Ba-ROCK explosion'. Daniel Hope and friends will explore the turbulent world of the baroque, with dance music, love songs and drinking tunes ranging from the highly popular ,Bach, Handel and Telemann, to the unknown and outrageous, Falconieri, Matteis and Westhoff.

Daniel Hope said: 'Versatility as a musician is something which I have always found to be very important, and this is also true when it comes to performing in different spaces – for this Elgar Room concert, having the audience standing and being able to move and respond to the music should make for an immediate and uniquely intimate connection – this can be rare in the classical
world…I’m looking forward to it immensely.'


Ticket Information

Tickets are £15 and available from: or Box Office on 020 7589 8212
TICKETS ON SALE: Monday 30 November


For information contact: Doug Wright/Claire Singers
LD Communications
T: 020 7439 7222

Note to Editors

Dameil Hope
British violinist Daniel Hope has toured the world as a virtuoso soloist for many years, and as
the youngest ever member of the Beaux Arts Trio during its last six seasons. He is renowned
for his musical versatility and creativity and for his dedication to humanitarian causes. Hope
performs as soloist with the world’s major orchestras and conductors, directs many
ensembles from the violin, and plays chamber music in a wide variety of traditional and new
venues. Born in South Africa and raised and educated in England, Hope earned degrees at
the Royal Academy of Music, where he studied with renowned Russian pedagogue Zakhar

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