Hope studied at the Victorian College of the Arts and the Franz Liszt Music Academy (Hungary). Hope's broad experience in all aspects and styles of violin playing has ensured she is highly sought after as a performer, composer, session musician and soloist. Hope is a violinist with My Friend the Chocolate Cake, the David Chesworth Ensemble, DeFLOCKEd string quartet and gypsy tango group Cosmo Cosmolino.
Hope has also enjoyed composing and performing throughout Australia and internationally with highly regarded companies such as Circus Oz, Theatre Physical, Sidetrack Theatre, the Gavin Bryars Ensemble, Chamber Made Opera, Ros Warby Projects and DV8 Physical Theatre. She has also worked with the State Orchestra of Victoria, in numerous musicals including Phantom of the Opera, the Bach Chamber Ensemble in Budapest and recorded with Midnight Oil, Mark Seymour, The Go Betweens, Deborah Conway and others. She has also worked on film scores such as Till Human Voices Wake Us and documentaries, both as composer and violinist. Hope composed for Tasdance's 2003 production of Fair Game.