A pianist of unique versatility, Timothy Hoft has given performances in France, Italy, the Czech Republic, England, Scotland, and all over the U.S. Originally from Michigan, Mr. Hoft began to play the piano at the age of ten and gave his first public performance in the same year. He enjoyed early success as the winner of several state competitions including the Michigan Youth Arts Festival, the Michigan MTNA Yamaha and the Margaret Denise competitions. Mr. Hoft has performed with the Detroit Civic Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea, the Peabody Camerata, and the St. John’s Orchestra.
Mr. Hoft has earned a Bachelor’s of Music Degree in piano performance from the University of Michigan, studying under Logan Skelton, as well as Master’s of Music Degrees in piano and music theory pedagogy from the Peabody Conservatory of Music. Mr. Hoft particularly enjoys performing solo and chamber works from the late twentieth century and early twenty-first centuries.
In 2006, Mr. Hoft was awarded a fellowship through the La Gesse Foundation, sponsored by Princess Cecilia de Medici, giving him numerous performances in Europe and in the U.S, including Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall. Mr. Hoft is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree from the Peabody Conservatory of Music studying under the renowned pianist, Benjamin Pasternack.