Hamburg-born Sabrina-Vivian Höpcker is one of today’s most renowned German violinists. Joachim Kaiser, the legendary music critic, described her playing as “beguiling” in its powerful blend of reserve and bravura, of tender restraint and intoxicating spirit and esteemed it as “luck” that coincidence had allowed him to become acquainted with Sabrina-Vivian, whose three CDs in their “vitality, intensity and quality,” moved his heart. Concert critics admire her innate talent for musical phrasing and Maestro Abbado, former chairman of the jury of the International Abbado Violin Competition, said of her playing: “Her musicality is enchanting, her tone is superb, her technique is incredible, her virtuosity extraordinary. Brava, Super Brava, Bravíssima!”
Similarly, the world’s leading string music magazine, The Strad, was not only enthusiastic about “magical” moments, “tonal elegance … admirable technique … fire and temperament” on her CDs featuring violin sonatas by Richard Strauss and Sergei Prokofiev, the Scottish Fantasy by Max Bruch and Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto, but was thrilled by the “impeccable intonation … honeyed tone … mercurial dexterity … speed and precision” of her CD Habanera, “a program of fireworks and sweetmeats to showcase Sabrina-Vivian Höpcker’s technical brilliance. The gifted young German violinist’s silky virtuosity makes light of the hair-raising difficulties the music presents.” Sabrina-Vivian Höpcker was honored with the Alois-KottmanPrize in Gold in collaboration with the city of Frankfurt am Main for this recording.
Her collaborations with Max Rostal, Isaac Stern, Yehudi Menuhin, Giuliano Carmignola, Zubin Mehta, and Placido Domingo have given her valuable inspiration and artistic stimulation.
Sabrina-Vivian Höpcker derives particular artistic satisfaction from chamber music and devotes herself to it with a special fervor. In addition to giving concerts with partners such as Fabio Bidini, Johannes Moser and Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt, she has made several successful chamber music recordings. As a founding member of the Trio Mozart piano trio, Sabrina-Vivian Höpcker has recorded with SONY España and Anfión—productions that were enthusiastically received. She and Fabio Bidini are enjoying an extensive collaboration following the release of several internationally acclaimed recordings.