Michael Hope joined the bassoon section of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra in 1982, and is one of Calgary's most respected artists through his musicianship and his dedication to the life of our musical community.
In addition to playing the bassoon, he has a remarkable second career as a highly-praised vocalist. He first sang a symphonic pop show with the CPO in 1990. Since then, he has appeared as a popular soloist with nearly every Canadian orchestra. As a singer, he first gained recognition as the winner of the 1984 Calgary Kiwanis Music Festival Rose Bowl, and First Prize Winner in the 1988 CMC International Stepping Stones Competition. A prolific recording artist, he has made a number of critically--acclaimed albums, and his latest CD of classic inspirational songs, Hallelujah, won a Covenant Award Nomination for "Inspirational Album of the Year."
Born in Toronto, Michael is a graduate of the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. In addition to making music, he is obsessed with NHL hockey. He also enjoys repairing his old Toyota Camry and watching Grey's Anatomy on Thursday nights with his mom! Learn more about Michael by visiting his website at www.michaelhope.net.