Daniel Hope and the Zurich Chamber Orchestra Perform “Danny Boy”
Since it was penned in 1913, Frederic Weatherly’s “Danny Boy” has been recorded by dozens of artists, from Glenn Miller to Johnny Cash to Aaron Neville. Violinist Daniel Hope’s 2020 performance of the ballad features the Zurich Chamber Orchestra.
Daniel Hope is a world-renowned violinist. He has recorded 25 award-winning albums, including a wildly successful interpretation of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, and played as a soloist at the world’s major concert halls, including Carnegie Hall and the Royal Albert Hall.
Hope’s maternal grandparents fled Nazi Germany for South Africa and his parents were forced to leave the apartheid-era country when Hope just six months old. His mother secured a position in London with virtuoso violinist Yehudi Menuhin, who inspired and fostered Hope’s career as a violinist.
From 2002 to 2008, Hope played in the acclaimed Beaux Arts Trio; he has since performed with most of the world’s leading orchestras. Winner of the 2015 European Cultural Prize for Music, he is associate artistic director of the Savannah Music Festival, music director of the Zurich Chamber Orchestra and San Francisco’s New Century Chamber Orchestra, and artistic director of the Dresden Frauenkirche. In 2020, his house concerts filmed at his home in Berlin, were broadcast throughout Europe during the COVID-19 lockdowns.