Hope Hamby

Fiddle/Violin Instructor

Hope Hamby is a violinist and fiddler from the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina. Learning and performing since the age of six, Hope has had the joy and honor of bringing her unmistakable sound to weddings, honors recitals, music videos, worship ministries, ensembles, and competitions.

While earning her high school diploma, Hope was classically trained through the Academy for the Arts and was an active member of the Asheville Symphony Youth Orchestra. Her unmatched commitment provided her the opportunity to perform in a masterclass for the world-renowned violinist Midori, in addition to participating in residencies with pianist Garrick Ohlsson and the Triton Brass Quintet. Summers provided ample time for Hope to further her education as she studied classical technique through the Suzuki Institute at Furman University, chamber music at the Swannanoa Gathering, fiddle and roots styles at the University of Tennessee, audio production at Montreat College, and worship arts at Grace Community Church as an intern.

Upon graduating high school with honors and her Associates in Arts degree in 2020, Hope moved to Nashville, Tennessee to pursue her Bachelors of Music in Commercial Violin Music at Belmont University. She devotedly studies fiddle, Celtic, classical, and country styles under Faculty and Coordinator of Strings, accomplished multi-instrumentalist, Ryan Joseph. Hope enthusiastically partners as a teaching artist with the Nashville Symphony and the Metro Nashville Public Schools’ String Residency Program.

Hope aims to glorify the Lord in all her endeavors as a student, musician, and teacher as she works to make her professional dreams become a reality.

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