A cellist known for fullness of tone, perfect technique, and exceptional artistic sensibility, Gary Hoffman hails from a Vancouver family of many musicians. Mr. Hoffman made his debut at London’s Wigmore Hall at age 15 and gained international renown winning First Prize at the 1986 Rostropovich International Competition in Paris. He frequently appears with the world’s most esteemed orchestras, he has appeared with the Chicago, London, Montreal, Toronto, San Francisco, Baltimore and National symphony orchestras as well as the English, Moscow and Los Angeles chamber orchestras, the Orchestre National de France, the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and the Netherlands and Rotterdam philharmonics, among many others. He collaborates regularly with celebrated conductors such as Andre Previn, Charles Dutoit, Mstilav Rostropovich, Pinchas Zuckerman, Andrew Davis, Herbert Blomstedt, Kent Nagano, Jesus Lopez-Cobos and James Levine and is often a guest for highly regarded string quartets including Emerson, Tokyo, Borromeo, Brentano, and Ysaye. Mr Hoffman is currently an active recording artist and a professor at the Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth of Belgium in Brussels. Gary Hoffman performs on a 1662 Nicolo Amati, the “ex-Leonard Rose.”

Gary Hoffman last performed for La Jolla Music Society durning SummerFest 2013.