Hopkinson Smith


After concentrating in Musicology at Harvard, Hopkinson Smith moved to Europe to study with Emilio Pujol and Eugen Dombois. In the mid 1970s, Smith helped found the Hesperion XX ensemble and began his ten-year collaboration with the Jordi Savall. Since the mid 1980s, Hopkinson Smith has focused principally on solo music for early plucked instruments including the vihuela, Renaissance lute, theorbo, Renaissance and baroque guitars, and baroque lute. With his recitals and series of over 20 solo recordings, he continues to rediscover and bring to life works that are among the most expressive and intimate in the entire domain of early music. He gives concerts and master classes throughout Eastern and Western Europe and in North and South America. Hopkinson Smith currently lives in Basel, Switzerland, where he teaches at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis.

For more information, visit www.hopkinsonsmith.com 

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