Christine Hoock, Univ.Prof.

University Professor in Double-bass

  • Mirabellplatz 1/III (Room: A03018)
  • 5020 Salzburg

From early on in her career Christine Hoock captivated her audiences as a soloist, orchestral and chamber musician. She has won 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 Christine accepted the post of double bass professor at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. Christine Hoock is also  high demanded internationally both as a soloist and chamber music partner; so she performes 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, Glen Moore, John Goldsby, Opera Piccolla, the Rosamunde Quartett, Ensemble Contrasts and musikFabrik. For Christine Hoock, concerts with artists and presenters such as Sir Peter Ustinov, Herbert Feuerstein or Helmuth Lohner are particular highlights amongst her varied appearances on stage. She is a founding member of the “Frankfurter Kontrabass Quartett“ (Frankfurt Double Bass Quartet), which built a reputation thanks to its numerous international concerts, as well as its recordings for radio, television and CD (CD: “Quattro Contra Bassi”, mDG). As DUO PIASSO Christine plays recitals with her piano partner Barbara Nussbaum.


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 CDs “Bassa Nova“and “Contrabajisimo”  are internationally available. Christine produced also a play-along practice CD of the Dittersdorf Concerto. Her new solo CD “You take my slippers…” will come out this year.


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