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Toby Hoffman

  • Violist

Biography

TOBY HOFFMAN: With the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Mr. HOFFMAN has performed on dozens of occasions, both on tour and at Alice Tully Hall. Recently, he performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra and Charles Dutoit and at the Salzburg Festival playing chamber music with pianist Maurizio Pollini.
Mr. HOFFMAN's discography includes a recent release of French chamber music with André Previn for RCA, and almost all of Mozart's chamber music with violinist Salvatore Accardo. Mr. HOFFMAN, born in Vancouver, B.C., is from a distinguished family of musicians including his mother, Esther Glazer, with whom he studied violin and his brother, cellist Gary Hoffman.
He holds degree from the Juilliard School, where he studied viola with Paul Doktor. Currently he plays on a 1628 Antonio and Hieronymus Amati viola made in Cremona, Italy, which formerly belonged to Queen Victoria of England.