Monday, June 27, 2011

Christine Hoock

works internationally as a soloist, in chamber music ensembles, and in orchestras. She has performed, among others, at Schleswig-Holstein Musikfestival, Lucerne Festival, San Sebastian Festival, KlangBogen Wien, Festival de Música de Canarias, Feldkirch Festival, Rheingau Musikfestival, Musik Triennale Köln and at the Festivals in Berlin and Salzburg. Concert tours have taken her to Japan, China, the US, South America, Europe, and Russia.

During her studies with Günter Klaus in Frankfurt and Franco Petracchi in Geneva, Christine Hoock founded the “Frankfurter Kontrabass Quartett” (Frankfurt Double Bass Quartet), which gained international recognition with its concerts, radio and television recordings, and the CD “Quattro Contra Bassi”/ Dabringhaus&Grimm.

A prize-winner of international competitions, she was appointed principal bass of the WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne when still a young artist. Christine has made several recordings in collaboration with European radio stations. Her solo CDs “Bassa Nova“, “Contrabajisimo”, and “worldwidebass” are published by Ambitus: She also produced a play-along practice CD of the Dittersdorf Concerto for students.

Christine Hoock is professor for double bass at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg and, besides her busy concert schedule, holds master classes at international academies and festivals. She is a jury member at competitions and, in collaboration with Jeunesses Musicals and the EUYO, supports up-and-coming double bass players.

Christine Hoock plays an English instrument by William Tarr from 1848.

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