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Christine Hoock

Écrit par Thierry Barbé. Posted in Classique

From early on in her career Christine Hoock captivated her audiences as a soloist, orchestral and chamber musician. She has won many international prizes and completed her studies with Günter Klaus in Frankfurt and Franco Petracchi in Geneva with distinction. During her years as principal double bass of the WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne and other major German orchestras she worked with renowned conductors such as André Previn, Günter Wand, Pinchas Zukermann, Sir Neville Marriner and Semyon Bychkov. Christine Hoock taught at the Robert-Schumann Music College in Düsseldorf and at the Folkwang Music College in Essen. In 2002 she accepted the post of double bass professor at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. Christine Hoock is also in high demand internationally both as a soloist and chamber music partner: she has performed at festivals such as the Schleswig-Holstein Musikfestival, Lucerne Festival, San Sebastian Festival, KlangBogen Wien, Festival de Música de Canarias, Feldkirch Festival, Rheingau Musikfestival and the Musik Triennale Köln. Concert tours have taken her to Japan, the USA, South America, Europe and Russia, to name but a few. Amongst her musical partners are Katia and Marielle Labèque, the Alban Berg Quartet, John Goldsby, Opera Piccolla, the Mandelring Quartet, Ensemble Contrasts and Musik Fabrik. For Christine Hoock, concerts with artists and presenters such as Sir Peter Ustinov, Herbert Feuerstein, Konrad Beikircher, Björn Engholm and Katia Epstein are particular highlights amongst her varied appearances on stage. She is a founding member of the “Frankfurter Kontrabass Quartett“ (Frankfurt Double Bass Quartet), the first all female double bass quartet in the world, which built a reputation thanks to its numerous international concerts, as well as its recordings for radio, television and CD (Quattro Contra Bassi, mDG).

Christine Hoock teaches master classes at international summer academies, is a jury member at competitions and is busy supporting up-and-coming bass players in co-operation with Jeunesses Musicales and the EUYO.

She has made several recordings in collaboration with European radio stations. Her solo CD “Bassa Nova“ has been available internationally since 2004. 2005 her CD “Contrabajisimo” Tango Nuevo from Astor Piazzolla came out. In 2003 she produced a play-along practice CD of the Dittersdorf Concerto.

Her new CD with world music will come out 2008.

The international magazine The Double Bassist ran a feature on Christine Hoock in 2004.

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

 

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