Andrzej Hop – born in Przemysl on the 18 November 1968. He graduated from a secondary music school at the age of 15, with such attainments as a honourable mention at the International Competition for Young Violinists in Lublin in 1982 and 1st Prize at the All-Polish Violin Competition in Lublin in 1983. Until 1985, he studied with Prof. Zenon Brzewski at the Warsaw School of Music.
In 1985 he was awarded scholarship for a music training in Interlochen, USA, which was the first time he was given opportunity to study in the United States.
In 1986 he started studies at the Poznan School of Music with Prof. Jadwiga Kaliszewska and Prof. Marcin Baranowski. During his studies (1986 – 1990) he won such prizes as the 2nd Prize at the Lodz Chamber Music Competition (as member of a string quartet lead by Prof. Marcin Baranowski) and honourable mentions at the Jahnke Violin Competition and Wronski Violin Competition in Warsaw.
Andrzej Hop has given numerous concerts in Poland and abroad; he also recorded radio and TV programmes. Since he was 10 years old, he has participated in international master classes in Lancut, Zagan, Krakow, and other sites.
In 1990 he graduated with honours from the Poznan School of Music and was awarded scholarship and invited to continue his studies in the United States. His teacher was Prof. Roman Totenberg in Boston. He took part in music competitions and gave concerts together with his teacher, learnt wide chamber music repertoire as member of various chamber ensembles, ranging from a duet to an octet, both as a violin and viola player. The latter with the Julliard Quartet lead by M. Hillyar.
In the winter of 1991, he performed in Carnegie Hall in New York and Kennedy Centre in Washington as member of the New York String Orchestra conducted by Alexander Schneider. In the summer of 1992, he took part in the International Schleswig-Holstein Festival, performing numerous chamber and orchestra works under the baton of L. Maazel, M. Rostropowicz and K. Eschenbach.
Since 1992 he is member and a soloist of the Amadeus Chamber Orchestra. This orchestra tours Europe, America and Asia, performing with world famous musicians.
In 1996 Andrzej Hop was awarded honourable mention at the International H. Wieniawski Competition in Poznan.