Daniel Hope
Daniel Hope

My goal is always to keep my ears as wide open as possible.

Daniel Hope
Daniel Hope

When I was a boy, the only thing which captivated me as much as music was the night sky.

Daniel Hope
Daniel Hope

At the age of eight, I bought my first telescope and would spend hours gazing at the moon and stars. I remember thinking what it must have been like when man first realized that we were only a very small part of the overall picture.

Daniel Hope
Daniel Hope

When I was in my teens, Yehudi Menuhin, who was at work on his project 'The Music of Man,' introduced me to the great astronomer Carl Sagan. It was Sagan who first opened my eyes to the magnitude of the universe, and essentially to the notion of 'music of the spheres.'

Daniel Hope
Daniel Hope

I feel warm toward my Irish side, but I don't know the country or the people. Hearing a traditional Irish fiddle, I feel very connected to Ireland, but that's a nostalgia many people feel who aren't Irish at all.

Daniel Hope
Daniel Hope

I feel no bond with South Africa, which is curious, since South Africa is where I was born.

Daniel Hope
Daniel Hope

There are so many wonderful, wonderful musicians in the world, I cannot possibly make a distinction between the fact that they might play classical music, or bluegrass, or Irish traditional, or Indian music.

Daniel Hope
Daniel Hope

Intense study with Indian musicians such as Gaurav Majumdar and Zakir Hussain has inspired me to rethink my view of instrumental sound.

Daniel Hope
Daniel Hope

You never find virtuosity for its own sake.