Gary Hoffman’s style is characterised by fullness of sound, instrumental mastery and exceptional artistic sensibility.

Gary Hoffman made his debut at the Wigmore Hall in London at the age of fifteen, quickly followed by New York. At the age of twenty-two he became the youngest faculty appointee in the history of the Indiana University School of Music. After winning the Premier Grand Prix of the Rostropovich International Competition in Paris in 1986, he embarked on an international career, appearing with the world’s most noted orchestras, in major recital and chamber music series and at prestigious festivals.


Five pillars for a new world
Beethoven’s five sonatas for cello and piano laid the foundations of twentieth-century musical thought. Under the fingers of Gary Hoffman and David Selig, these five monuments of musical history, though dating from the early nineteenth century, reveal all their premonitory dimension. For these two peerless musicians, this recording marks the culmination of an artistic partnership that began more than thirty years ago.
The art of songful variation

‘Beethoven practised the art of variation throughout his musical output, right up to such late masterpieces as the Diabelli Variations and the Ninth Symphony. The form was ideal for this improvisational genius, allowing him to display a diversity of expression. Cellists seem particularly lucky in this respect! It’s true that the influence of the great Jean-Louis Duport (1749-1819), whom Beethoven met at the Berlin court, was considerable’, says David Selig.