The German guitarist, Tilman Hoppstock, studied guitar and cello in Darmstadt and Cologne.
Since 1978 Tilman Hoppstock has undertaken concert tours to the most important culturcentres of the whole world. He has so far made solo appearances in all major centres from Paris to London and from New York to San Francisco, as well as in cities as scattered as Berlin, Jerusalem, Athens, Istanbul, Tokyo, Boston, Singapore, Casablanca, Martinique and Mexico-City. Between 1982 and 1985 he gave more than 300 recitals in Europe and overseas.
In addition, Tilman Hoppstock has appeared in concerts and made radio, television and commercial recordings with many ensembles and chamber artists such as Christoph Prégardien (tenor), Peter Wolf (cello), Rainer Zipperling (Baroque cello), Duo Gruber/Maklar, the Rubio String Quartet and Alexis Weissenberg (piano). Beside his live performances, he has recorded 20 LP's/CD's which have been received enthusiastically by the press. In 1999, Tilman Hoppstock and his partner in duet, singer Christoph Prégardien, were awarded the ‘Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik’ (2/99) for their CD ‘songs of love & death’ (SIGNUM X 95-00). Hessen Radio and Deutschlandfunk presented a feature on him in 1998.
In addition to his performing career, Tilman Hoppstock has gained recognition as a publisher of over 50 music editions for children (chamber music) and advanced guitar students, and of arrangements of Baroque works for solo guitar (Froberger, L. Couperin, Buxtehude, Bach). His expertise in Ancient Music resulted in the publication of a critically acclaimed scientific edition of Bach’s works for Lute which is now regarded a standard source by guitarists all over the world.
Tilman Hoppstock runs musicological seminars ( "The art of fugue by Bach" - "Etudes and Preludes by Villa-Lobos" - "The music for guitar by Leo Brouwers" - "Different style of harpsichord music by Froberger, Buxtehude and Bach" - „The complete studies by Fernando Sor") and has been a very welcome guest at festivals in Europe and overseas for years now. In 1998-1999 he took invitations to give concerts and master-classes at the Royal Academy of Music in London, at the Manhattan School of Music in New York and in 2006 at the University of South California in Los Angeles. Between 2003-2005 he was invited to teach as a guest professor at the Music - High School in Piteå (Sweden). He has been teaching guitar classes at the Gutenberg University in Mainz and the Academy of Music in Darmstadt for more than 20 years and additionally teaches chamber music, guitar harmony and counterpoint Music.