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Gary Hoffman

  • Cellist
  • Teacher


Gary Hoffman combines instrumental mastery, great beauty of sound, and a poetic sensibility in his distinctive and memorable performances. Hoffman achieved international renown following his victory as the first American to win the Rostropovich International Cello Competition in Paris in 1986. He has appeared as soloist with the world's leading orchestras, including those of Chicago, Cleveland, Philadelphia, London, Montréal, Toronto, and San Francisco, collaborating with such celebrated conductors as André Previn, Charles Dutoit, James Levine, Kent Nagano, Mstislav Rostropovich, Sir Andrew Davis, and Herbert Blomstedt.