Chad Hoopes and Alexander Sitkovetsky have joined the Texas SMU Meadows School of the Arts, starting September. Both are Yehudi Menuhin beneficiaries.
Sitkovetsky is an international concert artist who trained at the Yehudi Menuhin School in London and has performed as a guest soloist with dozens of major orchestras worldwide, including the Royal Philharmonic, Tokyo Symphony and Moscow Symphony. He is a critically acclaimed recording artist, recipient of the 2016 Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award and a founding member of the award-winning Sitkovetsky Trio. He will serve as artist-in-residence at SMU.
Since winning first prize at the 2008 Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition, Chad Hoopes has established himself as an impressive and versatile artist, frequently performing with leading ensembles across the globe. He is a 2017 recipient of Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Career Grant, a member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and served as the Munich Symphony’s first artist-in-residence, a position created specifically for him after his acclaimed debut with the orchestra. Hoopes studied at the Cleveland Institute of Music and at the Kronberg Academy in Germany. He will serve as professor of practice at SMU.