The German double-bass player, Christine Hoock, studied with Günter Klaus in Frankfurt and with Franco Petracchi in Geneva, completing her studies with distinction. She is a prize-winner of international competitions.
From early on in her career Christine Hoock captivated her audiences as a soloist, orchestral and chamber musician. She was appointed principal bass of the WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln when still a young artist and also played with other major German orchestras, working with renowned conductors such as André Previn, Günter Wand, Pinchas Zukermann, Sir Neville Marriner and Semyon Bychkov.
Christine Hoock is also high demanded internationally both as a soloist and chamber music partner; so she performs at festivals such as the Schleswig-Holstein Musikfestival, Lucerne Festival, San Sebastian Festival, KlangBogen Wien, Festival de Música de Canarias, the Festivals in Berlin and Salzburg and the Oficina de Musica Curitiba. Concert tours have taken her to Japan, China, the USA, South America, Europe, and Russia.
Amongst her musical partners are Barbara Bonney, Hagen Quartet,Alexander Trostiansky, Enrico Bronzi, Quadro Nuevo and John Goldsby. For Christine, concerts with artists and presenters such as Sir Peter Ustinov are particular highlights amongst her varied appearances on stage. Already during her studies, Christine Hoock founded the “Frankfurter Kontrabass Quartett” (Frankfurt Double Bass Quartet), which built an international reputation thanks to its numerous concerts, as well as its recordings for radio, television and the CD “Quattro Contra Bassi” (Dabringhaus&Grimm). She is also a member of “Duo Piasso” with the pianist Barbara Nussbaum. Worldwide Christine is inspiring composers to dedicate new pieces to her.
Christine Hoock taught at the Robert-Schumann Music College in Düsseldorf and at the Folkwang University in Essen. She is now Professor for double-bass at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg and. Besides her busy concert schedule, she holds master-classes at international summer academies and festivals. She is a jury member at international competitions. She is busy supporting up-and-coming bass players in co-operation with the International Society of Bassists,Tschaikowsky Conservatory and Gnesin academy Moscow, “Jugend Musiziert”Youth competition in Germany, Jeunesses Musicals and the European Youth Orchestra (EUYO).
Christine Hoock has made several recordings in collaboration with European radio stations. Her solo CD’s “Le Phénix” - Solo double-bass in Baroque and Contemporary Music (Neos-Music),“ “Bassa Nova“, “Contrabajisimo”, and “worldwidebass” (Ambitus) are internationally available. She also produced a play-along practice CD of the Dittersdorf Concerto for students.
Christine Hoock plays an English instrument from 1848, made by William Tarr.