Thomas Hoppe has developed a strong reputation as an exceptional collaborative pianist.
He performs frequently with instrumentalists and singers in the U.S. and in Europe and has concertized with such eminent artists as Itzhak Perlman, Joshua Bell, Antje Weithaas, Mihaela Martin, Stefan Milenkovich, Jens Peter Maintz, Alban Gerhardt, Tabe Zimmermann and Frans Helmerson, to name but a few. He also works for many young artists such as Feng Ning, Ben Beilman, Suyoen Kim, Jinjoo Cho, and Sergey Malov.
Hoppe works regularly as official pianist for international competitions such as the Queen Elizabeth Competition Brussels, Joseph Joachim Hannover, Feuermann Berlin and ARD Munich, for all instruments and voice, and he has taught masterclasses in Collaborative Piano and Chambermusic in Germany, Spain, Norway, Bulgaria, UK, Japan, China, Australia, Chile and the USA.
He served as faculty member and staff accompanist for the Perlman Music Program at the invitation of Itzhak Perlman, whose entire studio Hoppe accompanied at the Juilliard School for many years
A native of Germany, Thomas Hoppe studied with Agathe Wanek in Mainz. In 1993, he went to the U.S. to study with Maestro Lee Luvisi, under whose guidance he remained for five years. The first recipient of the Samuel Sanders Memorial Award at the Juilliard School of Music, he finished his graduate studies there with a diploma in collaborative arts and worked full-time for the studio of Dorothy Delay, the legendary violin pedagogue.