ENO1920 The Mikado: Chris Hopkins

Chris Hopkins

Assistant Conductor

Chris Hopkins is enjoying a busy season working on a wide range of projects, with opera and symphony concerts alongside concertos, solo and chamber recitals.

Currently for ENO: The Mikado

Previously for ENO: Acis and GalateaIolanthe, Rodelinda.

Career Highlights

With Iolanthe, he made his ENO main stage debut, alongside work this season at Garsington Opera, Grange Festival Opera, other ENO productions and concerts at St Martin-in-the-Fields, Cadogan Hall, St John’s, Smith Square and others. Previously he has performed with WNO, NI Opera, Holland Park Opera, Wide Open Opera, Opera Danube, Glyndebourne, Crash Ensemble and in venues including the Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Wigmore Hall, in the US, Asia and in Europe, as well as live and recorded appearances on BBC 1, Radio 3 and Radio 4.

He continues into a ninth season as Musical Director of Orchestra of the City and is in demand with a wide range of ensembles as conductor and soloist.

Notable engagements elsewhere: Presteigne and Aldeburgh Festivals, London Mozart Players, Crash Ensemble, Royal Ballet Sinfonia, Blaze Ensemble, Corinthians Chamber Orchestra and he has premiered and commissioned works by composers including Colin Matthews, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, David Matthews, Thomas Hyde, Detlev Glanert, Gilad Hochman and the Pet Shop Boys.

Awards and achievements: He was honoured in 2013 to be made an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music.

Last updated: 7th October 2019

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