Toby Hoffman (viola)
Toby Hoffman performs internationally as both soloist and chamber musician. He has performed at the Aspen, Chamber Music Northwest, Marlboro, and Seattle chamber music festivals, and has made orchestral appearances with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Buffalo Philharmonic, Florida Orchestra and Prague Chamber Orchestra among others. With the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Mr Hoffman has performed on dozens of occasions both on tour and at Alice Tully Hall. His discography includes a disc of French chamber music with André Previn and almost all of Mozart's chamber music with violinist Salvatore Accardo. Mr Hoffman, born in Vancouver BC, is from a distinguished family of musicians including his mother, Esther Glazer, with whom he studied violin, and his brother, cellist Gary Hoffman. He holds degrees from the Juilliard School where he studied viola with Paul Doktor. Currently he plays a 1628 Antonio and Hieronymous Amati viola made in Cremona, Italy, which formerly belonged to Queen Victoria of England.