Photo: Frank Jerke


Thomas Hoppe is widely recognized as one of the finest piano partners of his generation.

He has performed with artists such as Itzhak Perlman, Antje Weithaas, Tabea Zimmermann, Alban Gerhardt, Jens Peter Maintz and Frans Helmerson, to name but a few. Born in 1971, the German pianist went to the USA as a student of Lee Luvisi and later completed his studies at the Juilliard School in New York City, where he was a long-time studio pianist for Dorothy DeLay and Itzhak Perlman.

As pianist of the ATOS Trio he performs worldwide and has won many prizes and awards since the group´s inception in 2003. Recently, a complete recording of Ludwig van Beethoven's piano trios was released as a live recording from Wigmore Hall. Hoppe also regularly tours internationally and records with the ensemble 4.1 piano windtet.

For what has been almost two decades, Hoppe continues his association as piano partner for international competitions, such as the Concours Reine Elisabeth in Brussels, the Joseph Joachim Violin Competition in Hannover, the Indianapolis Violin Competition or the Singapore Violin Competition.

The pianist teaches master classes in piano accompaniment and chamber music throughout Europe, Australia, China, South America and the USA, most recently as a lecturer at the Zhuhai Violin Festival 2020 in China or as a jury member at the Trondheim Chamber Music Competition TICC 2019.

Appearances with string quartets complete his concert schedule - with the Shanghai Quartet, the Modigliani Quartet, the Mandelring Quartet or the Simply Quartet.

Since April 2018 he is professor of piano chamber music at the Folkwang University in Essen. He also teaches at the Hochschule fur Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin, and, with the Atos Trio, teaches chamber music at the Accademia Perosi in Biella, Italy.

Thomas Hoppe lives with his family and a small dog in Berlin.