Christine Hoock

MASTERCLASS INTERNAZIONALI DI MUSICA 2024

28/08 – 02/09

“Ognuno decide istintivamente lo strumento il cui tono e timbro fanno vibrare la propria corda più profonda”

 

Christine Hoock, esibendosi come contrabbassista solista e musicista da camera, affascina gli spettatori sia nella propria terra che all’estero. Nata a Mainz, ha fondato il Frankfurt Double Bass Quartet durante gli studi a Francoforte e Ginevra con Günter Klaus e Franco Petracchi e ha ricevuto apprezzamenti a livello internazionale. Christine Hoock è una musicista virtuosa e versatile, capace di spaziare dalla musica classica e del mondo alle composizioni jazz ed elettroniche. Questa sua peculiarità si riflette anche nelle discografie estremamente varie. Nella sua carriera ha collaborato con Benjamin Schmid, Maxim Rysanov, Alessandro Taverna, Quadro Nuevo e John Goldsby. Christine gira il mondo per tenere concerti e masterclass e partecipa regolarmente al Schleswig-Holstein Musikfestival, all’Aurora Chamber Music Festival, al Lucerne Festival, al San Sebastián Festival, al Musik Triennale Köln, all’Oficina de Música de Curitiba, al Berlin Festival e al Salzburg Festival. Per molti anni è stata contrabbassista solista alla WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne e ha suonato con altre rilevanti Orchestre tedesche insieme a direttori come Semyon Bychkov, Gary Bertini, Pinchas Zukerman, André Previn, Rudolf Barschai e altri. Attualmente Christine Hoock è professoressa di contrabbasso alla Mozarteum University di Salisburgo. Nel 2014 le è stata conferita la cattedra onoraria presso il China Conservatory di Pechino. È a capo della International Johann Matthias Sperger Society di contrabbasso ed è direttore artistico dell’International Rhodius Academy a Schloss Namedy. Christine suona un contrabbasso inglese del 1848 realizzato da William Tarr.

„Everyone decides intuitively on the instrument whose pitch and sound colour makes one’s inner string vibrate…“

As an acclaimed double bass soloist and chamber musician, Christine Hoock inspires audiences around the world with her concert performances and masterclasses. The fascinating possibilities of making music with the double bass, also as a soloist, are carried into concert halls by this native of Germany with her typical ease and virtuosity.

Christine Hoock completed her studies in Frankfurt and Geneva, with Günter Klaus and Franco Petracchi respectively, with distinction. During her studies she founded the Frankfurt Double Bass Quartet which received international acclaim.

The international prize-winner performs at the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, Musiktriennale Köln, Aurora Chamber Music Festival, Festival Musicale di Portogruaro, Lucerne- and San Sebastian Festival and at the Berlin and Salzburg Festivals, among others.
A versatile virtuoso, Christine Hoock can also be heard in a wide variety of innovative constellations of jazz, electronic and world music. This is also reflected in her varied discography.
In 2021, Christine was honoured with a Special Recognition Award for Solo Performance by the International Society of Bassists.

During her solo engagements with the WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne and other top German orchestras, the artist has performed with conductors such as André Previn, Gary Bertini, Pinchas Zukerman, Sir Neville Marriner, Semyon Bychkov and Rudolf Barschai.

Christine Hoock holds a professorship for double bass at the renowned Mozarteum University in Salzburg. Before she taught at the Robert-Schumann Music University in Düsseldorf and at the Folkwang University in Essen. 2014 she received a guest professorship at the China Conservatory in Beijing.

In addition to concert tours, masterclasses and jury work, Christine Hoock is active as a mentor in the international music scene. She is founder and artistic director of the International Rhodius Academy for Double Bass at Burg Namedy Castle and lead the International J.M. Sperger- Competition for Double Bass from 2016-2023. Artistic as well as tutorial videos and sheet music can be found on social media.

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