In a distinguished career spanning three decades, conductor and violist Toby Hoffman has appeared at many of the world’s most prestigious international music festivals, including Salzburg, Ravinia, Mostly Mozart, Stavanger, Marlboro, La Jolla, Saratoga, and Hong Kong. He has been presented by Carnegie Hall, The Concertgebouw, Wigmore Hall, London South Bank, Suntory Hall, Lincoln Center, and La Scala. As a guest conductor and soloist, he has performed with orchestras worldwide, including the Philadelphia Orchestra, National Orchestra of Belgium, National Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan, Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, Het Gelders Orkest, Johannesburg Philharmonic, I Cameristi del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, I Pomeriggi Musicali di Milano, Teatro di Genova, Orquesta Filharmónica de Cali, Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Costa Rica, Buffalo Philharmonic, Florida Orchestra, and the Prague Chamber Orchestra.
Mr. Hoffman has collaborated on many tours and projects with Maurizio Pollini and Salvatore Accardo. Together with Mr. Accardo, he has recorded all of the violin/viola works of Mozart, including the Sinfonia Concertante, the duos for violin and viola, the Divertimento for string trio, and the six viola quintets, in addition to many other chamber works by Beethoven, Schubert, Tchaikovsky, Mendelssohn, Verdi, Dvorák, and Chausson. Mr. Hoffman’s extensive discography includes an album of French chamber music with André Previn, as well as several recordings with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and the Marlboro Music Festival.
Mr. Hoffman has been a guest violist with the Emerson, Jerusalem, Ysaye, Fine Arts, and Tokyo string quartets. At the 1988 Kuhmon Festival in Finland, he gave the world premiere of the Piano Quartet by Alfred Schnittke.
Mr. Hoffman currently resides in Portugal, where he has been the principal conductor of the Orquestra Theatro and the Orquestra de Câmara do Minho.
Sponsors: Marty and Bruce Coffey