Toby Hoffman

Viola
In a distinguished career spanning three decades, Toby Hoffman has appeared at many of the world’s most prestigious international music festivals including the Salzburg, Ravinia, Mostly Mozart, Stavanger, Marlboro, La Jolla, Saratoga, and Hong Kong. He has been presented by Carnegie Hall, The Concertgebouw, Wigmore Hall, London South Bank Centre, Suntory Hall, Lincoln Center, and La Scala. As a guest conductor and soloist, he has performed with many orchestras worldwide including the Philadelphia Orchestra, National Orchestra of Belgium, National Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan, Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, Het Gelders Orchestra, Johannesburg Philharmonic, I Cameristi del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, I Pomeriggi Musicali di Milano, Teatro di Genova, Orquesta Filharmónica de Cali, Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Costa Rica, Buffalo Philharmonic, Florida Orchestra and the Prague Chamber Orchestra. 

As an educator, Hoffman has held the position of Artist in Residence at Harvard University and has been a member of the faculties of Carnegie-Mellon University and the Steans Institute at the Ravinia Festival. Hoffman was a Professor of Chamber Music and Orchestral Studies at the Universidade do Minho in Portugal. He has given master-classes at the New England Conservatory, Manhattan School of Music, Cincinnati College-Conservatory, TNUA University in Taiwan, Citta di Castello, Livorno, Kuhmo, Turku, the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam and the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Belgium.

Hoffman currently resides in Portugal, where he has been the Principal Conductor of the Orquestra Theatro and the Orquestra de Câmara do Minho.