Hope Music Academy

Workshop & concerts

Director: Daniel Hope, violin
Professor Jacques Ammon, piano

Following its extremely successful start last year, which resulted in some great memories for everyone involved, the Stiftung Schloss Neuhardenberg will be hosting the second edition of the Hope Music Academy for the promotion of young musicians in collaboration with Daniel Hope this year. Daniel Hope and the pianist Jacques Ammon will not only give the young musicians lessons on their instruments but once again also coach them in career development, music management, programme design, stage presentation, body language and rhetoric technique with the aim of giving the young musicians some important pointers at the start of their career in areas frequently neglected in the course of their professional training. In the focused quiet of the castle grounds, the young musicians will not only attend coaching workshops held by other tutors but also again develop a concert programme together with Daniel Hope and Jacques Ammon which will then be performed in the Schinkel Church at the end of the practical part of the course.


The violinist Daniel Hope and the Stiftung Schloss Neuhardenberg jointly established the Hope Music Academy in the autumn of 2018. It was a new beginning and at the same time a continuation of the various concerts the violinist has given at Schloss Neuhardenberg over the years. The Academy is now in its second year, again with Daniel Hope at the helm. The soloist, renowned all over the world, has been one of the most versatile of the international violin stars for the past thirty years. He is the also Music Director of the Zurich Chamber Orchestra and of the New Century Chamber Orchestra in San Francisco, as well as the Associate Artistic Director of the Savannah Festival in the USA; this year, he will also take over the position of Artistic Director at the Dresden Frauenkirche. Daniel Hope has worked with conductors such as Kurt Masur, Kent Nagano and Christian Thielemann and has collaborated with artists such as Klaus Maria Brandauer or Sting on individual projects. He regularly performs with internationally renowned orchestras in Boston, Chicago, Berlin, Paris, London, Barcelona, Los Angeles and Tokyo. He also works as a TV and radio presenter and has written four best-selling books. Daniel Hope plays an ‘Lipinski’ Guarneri del Gesù violin from 1742, generously made available to him by its owners.

The pianist Jacques Ammon also made an important contribution to the first Hope Music Academy; he, too, will return to Neuhardenberg this year in September to instruct and mentor the students as they work. Born in Santiago de Chile to German-Chilean parents, Jacques Ammon came to the attention of the public for the first time in 1989, when he won the Claudio Arrau International Piano Competition. Numerous radio and TV recordings followed. Since then, he has appeared regularly in concert series and at festivals in Chile. In Germany, the artist, who lives in Berlin, has performed at important music events such as the Rheingau Musik Festival or the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, and at renowned venues like the Laeiszhalle in Hamburg. Ammon has been a professor at the University of Music and Theatre ‘Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy’ Leipzig since 2015.

Hope Music Academy

Workshop & concerts

  • Monday, 09.09.2019 –
    Sunday, 15.09.2019

Final concert
Sun 15 September, 17:00
Schinkel Church

Price group I € 30 / concessions and NHB-Card € 24
Price group II € 24 / concessions and NHB-Card € 18

Advance bookings

can be made on
+49 (0)33476 600-750

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