2009 Maryland Early Brass Festival Guest Artist
Paul Hopkins, Natural Horn
Paul Hopkins holds a Bachelor's of music performance from the University of Oregon, and a Graduate Performance Diploma from the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore. Mr. Hopkins is a member of the Baltimore Opera Orchestra and the Maryland Symphony Orchestra and has recorded extensively with the Omega Recording Studios. Hopkins performs regularly with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Concert Artists of Baltimore, National Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Washington Concert Opera. He is also a founding member of The Brass Express, one of Maryland's finest brass quintets. Mr. Hopkins has extensive experience performing on both baroque and classical horn. He holds the Principal Horn positions with the Baltimore Handel Choir Period Instrument Orchestra and the Americantiga Orchestra (Austin, TX). He is also a regular performer with Opera Lafayette in Washington DC, the Washington Bach Consort, and the Wolf Trap Opera Company. Mr. Hopkins plays horn with Circa 1800 Chamber Winds, North America's only period instrument wind quintet. Mr. Hopkins was a featured soloist at the 2008 Maryland Early Brass Festival in Baltimore, and has been invited back for master classes and recitals for the 2009 Maryland Early Brass Festival.