MPR Classical names violinist Chad Hoopes artist-in-residence

MPR Classical has chosen its latest "artist-in-residence," and he's only 17.


Chad Hoopes

Photo: Donna Wheatley

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Youth hasn't prevented violinist Chad Hoopes from racking up a remarkable resume.

He's performed with the Minnesota Orchestra, the Cleveland Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony and more. He's also appeared at several European festivals and received substantial media attention.

Hoopes first began his violin studies at age four in Minneapolis, and continued his studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music after moving with his family to Shaker Heights, Ohio.

You can read more about Hoopes and his remarkable career here.

Classical MPR's Artists-in-Residence program began two years ago with the residency of the Parker Quartet, and continued last year with the local choral ensemble Cantus. The Artists-in-Residence participate in performances, interviews and other interactive projects in collaboration with Classical MPR.