„Everyone decides intuitively on the instrument whose pitch and sound colour makes one’s inner string vibrate…“
As a double bass player performing as a soloist and chamber musicians Christine Hoock enthrals audiences at home and abroad. Born in Mainz, she founded the Frankfurt Double Bass Quartet during her studies in Frankfurt and Geneva with Günter Klaus and Franco Petracchi, and received international acclaim.
A versatile virtuoso player Christine Hoock can be heard in a great variety of
constellations from classical, world music to jazz and electronic compositions. This is also reflected in her highly varied discography. Her artistic partners include Benjamin Schmid, Maxim Rysanov, Alessandro Taverna, Quadro Nuevo and John Goldsby.
Christine travels around the world to give concerts and hold masterclasses. She appears regularly at the Schleswig-Holstein Musikfestival, at the Aurora Chamber Music Festival, Lucerne Festival, the San Sebastián Festival, at the Musik Triennale Köln, the Oficina de Música de Curitiba, at the Berlin Festival and the Salzburg Festival.
For many years she was solo double bass player in the WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne and also played with other leading German orchestras under conductors such as Semyon Bychkov, Gary Bertini, Pinchas Zukerman, André Previn, Rudolf Barschai and ohters.
Christine Hoock is now professor of double bass at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg. She was awarded a guest professorship at the China Conservatory in Beijing in 2014. She is head of the International Johann Matthias Sperger Society for Double Bass and is artistic director of the International Rhodius Academy for Double Bass at Schloss Namedy.
Christine plays an English instrument dating from 1848 made by William Tarr.