Tilman Hoppstock studied both guitar and cello in Darmstadt and Cologne. His concert career began in 1978 and brought him to about 40 countries all over the world. Invitations to international music festivals in Europe and overseas, as well as to the Royal Academy of Music (London), the Manhattan School of Music (New York) and the University of Southern California (Los Angeles), have been further highlights of his multifaceted career. 2003 – 2005 he was invited to teach as a guest professor at the Music University in Piteå (Sweden).
He also publishes music, including songs by Schubert, modern works written specially for him (Karl-Wieland Kurz’s I giardini del sogno, for example), his own compositions and arrangements of music from the Baroque period. Hoppstock teaches international guitar classes at the Akademie für Tonkunst Darmstadt (Academy of Music at Darmstadt, Germany). In 2013 Tilman Hoppstock has received the ”Darmstadt Music Award 2013” for his livework as guitarist, teacher, musicologist and publisher. In 2014 he obtained one‘s doctorate with his dissertation about ‘The Polyphony in Bach‘s Lute Fugues’.