Hamburg-born Sabrina-Vivian Höpcker is one of the young German violinists to receive international acclaim in recent years. Joachim Kaiser, the great 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 have become acquainted with Sabrina-Vivian through her three CDs, which in their „vitality, intensity and quality,“ „moved his heart“.

The famous conductor Zubin Mehta characterized her recently as an "excellent violinist with a huge musicality".

Similarly, the world´s leading string music magazine, „The Strad“, not only was enthused about „magical“ moments, „tonal elegance”, „admirable technique”, „fire and temperament” on her CDs featuring violin sonatas by Richard Strauss and Sergei Prokofiev or the Scottish Fantasy by Max Bruch and Mendelssohn´s violin concerto in e-minor, but was thrilled by the „impeccable intonation”, the „honeyed tone”, the „mercurial dexterity” and the „speed and precision” of her latest CD „Habanera“:

„Here is a programme 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.”

Concert critics admire her innate talent for musical phrasing and Maestro Abbado, 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!“

As a soloist Sabrina-Vivian Höpcker has already worked with ensembles such as the Bavarian State Orchestra and conductors like Zubin Mehta and Yehudi Menuhin, also with Victor Pablo Perez, James Judd, José Luis Garcia Asensio, Frank Beermann, Andrew Constantine, José-Luis Novo, Otto Tausk, Edwin Outwater, Tadeusz Wicherek, André de Ridder, Bartholomeus-Henri van de Velde and José Collado.

Sabrina-Vivian Höpcker

Along with appearances at major concert venues such as the Philharmonic Hall at Munich's Gasteig and the Bavarian State Opera there, the Gewandhaus in Leipzig and Amsterdam's Muziekgebouw, the Embassy Theatre in Fort Wayne / USA, the Circulo de Bellas Artes and Auditorio Nacionál de Música in Madrid, Palau de la Música in Barcelona and Valencia, the Théâtre du Palais de l´Europe in Menton and the Sala Piatti and Sala Greppi in Bergamo, she has performed as a soloist at the Hitzacker Music Festival, the Tuscan Sun Festival in Cortona, Italy, the Braunschweiger Classix Festival and in concert series such as DORIAN in Hamburg, „Winners and Masters” in Munich and „Los Nuevos Solistas” in Madrid.

Her live performances on TV and on the radio have been exciting audiences all over Europe and in the USA, too.

Sabrina-Vivian Höpcker derives particular artistic satisfaction from chamber music and devotes herself to it with a special fervor. Alongside giving concerts with partners like Fabio Bidini and Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt she has also made several successful recordings. As a founder member of the „Trio Mozart“ piano trio Sabrina-Vivian Höpcker did CD productions for SONY España and Anfión, which were enthusiastically received in Spain.

Sabrina-Vivian Höpcker was first taught by her father. At the age of eleven she made her debut as a soloist at the „European Young Musicians Festival“ in the Philharmonic Hall at the Gasteig in Munich.

After coming top in her year in the Abitur (school-leaving) exam she went on to study violin with Maria Grevesmühl, Max Rostal, Josef Rissin and Jens Ellermann, as well as Zakhar Bron and his assistant Sergei Fatkoulin, at Spain's top music college, the „Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía“ in Madrid.

The collaboration 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 has won 1st prizes at many national and international violin competitions, last at the International Abbado Violin Competition in Milano. She holds the Hofheim am Taunus Bach Award, the „Paolo Borciani“ Prize for chamber music and the „Alois-Kottman-Prize in Gold“.