Special Announcement

We are excited to announce the appointment of British violinist Daniel Hope as Artistic Partner for three seasons, beginning 2017-2018 through 2019-2020!

In his role as Artistic Partner, Daniel Hope will lead the orchestra in multiple performances each season, with candidates appearing as Guest Concertmasters until a permanent Music Director has been appointed.


Called “adventurous and brilliant” by The New York Times, Daniel Hope made his debut with New Century Chamber Orchestra in February 2016 as Guest Concertmaster in a special centennial tribute to his mentor, Yehudi Menuhin. These performances were hailed by the San Francisco Chronicle as a “winning spirit of camaraderie and collaboration” with the San Jose Mercury News commenting that “if the concert represented a high-water mark for the orchestra, what it suggested for the future was downright tantalizing.”

Hope has appeared as soloist with the world’s major orchestras, including Boston and Chicago Symphonies, as well as the major orchestras of Berlin, London, Moscow and Vienna. Hope also directs chamber orchestras regularly as soloist including Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Camerata Salzberg, among others. Most recently, he was announced as Music Director of the Zurich Chamber Orchestra, succeeding Sir Roger Norrington. Hope’s fresh approach to classical music was further recognized in September 2015 with the prestigious European Cultural Prize for Music and he has been nominated for numerous GRAMMY awards throughout his prolific recording career. The versatility of his work has seen him publish three books and he regularly produces radio and television shows around the world.

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We look forward to welcoming Daniel into the New Century family and working together to enhance our position as one of the premier string orchestras in the world.