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In Daniel Hope's Library

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Growing up with giants - an anti-apartheid activist dad and the great violinist Yehudi Menuhin, a lifelong family friend - shaped Daniel Hope's life. Now 44 and a world-renowned violinist himself, Hope's an active supporter of Live Music Now, which brings music to hospitals and retirement homes and gives young artists a place to shine. "I use music to make a statement," says Hope, whose father co-founded a literary magazine in South Africa before his phones were tapped and the family was forced to flee to Britain. For the next 24 years, Hope's mother worked as Menuhin's secretary. "He's the reason I became a violinist," says Hope, whose new album is titled "My Tribute to Yehudi Menuhin."

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