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Renowned for his work with Brian Eno and Coldplay, Grammy-nominated British electronic musician Jon Hopkins makes lush ambient music that often harks back to his roots in classical piano. Hopkins describes his music as “beats with melodies.” • Hopkins started playing piano at age four or five and studied at the Royal College of Music as a teenager. He later successfully auditioned to join singer Imogen Heap’s backing band and toured with her throughout 1998. • Through his friend Leo Abrahams, Hopkins met legendary producer Brian Eno, who would become a frequent collaborator. Hopkins played keyboard on Eno’s 2005 album Another Day on Earth. • Eno, Abrahams, and Hopkins joined forces for the 2010 album Small Craft on a Milk Sea. • With his third album, 2009’s Insides, Hopkins made the Top 20 of Billboard’s Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart in the US. • Diamond Mine, his 2011 album with Scottish singer-songwriter King Creosote, was nominated for the Mercury Prize. Hopkins nabbed a second Mercury Prize nomination for his 2013 album Immunity. • He’s produced and cowritten multiple songs for Coldplay, including the Eno collaboration “Life in Technicolor.” He has also worked with Purity Ring and David Lynch. • His 2019 album Singularity went Top 10 in the UK and earned a Grammy nomination for Best Dance/Electronic Album.

Kingston-upon-Thames, London, England
August 15, 1979
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