Chad Hoopes, violin
David Fung, piano

Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 11:00 am Walter Reade Theater

Chad Hoopes I Photo by Lisa Marie Mazzucco

The Program

Prokofiev: Violin Sonata in D major

Dvořák: Romantic Pieces

Ravel: Tzigane

Chad Hoopes, a violinist “hurtling toward international stardom” (Washington Post) since winning the junior Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition in 2008, brings a robust program of folk-inspired favorites to the Walter Reade Theater. Opening with Prokofiev’s rhapsodic D-major Violin Sonata, the program spins to Dvořák’s beguiling “Romantic Pieces” before exploding into Ravel’s gypsy-themed Tzigane, packed with virtuosic fireworks.

“Prodigiously talented...enormous stamina and brilliant, zippy sound.” New York Times
“Jaw-dropping virtuosity…a gift for dramatic pacing and a distinctive, convincing sense of poetry.” Washington Post