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A native of Powell River, Canada, Madeline Hocking has established herself as a dynamic performer throughout North America and Europe. She has partaken in music festivals throughout the world, such as the Zodiac festival of Southern France, the Banff Centre Strings Masterclass program, Orford Arts Centre, Bang on a Can, Saltspring Island Chamber Music Festival, National Youth Orchestra of Canada, and the Pacific Regional International Summer Music Academy. A passionate chamber musician, she has played in ensembles throughout Canada, the US, Scotland, France and Denmark, in genres varying from contemporary classical to celtic fiddle.  Some of her most recent projects have included studies at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen, and a piano-violin recital in Brooklyn, New York. These days, in addition to maintaining an active performance schedule, she teaches violin at Cecilia & Kevin Music Studio in Richmond, British Columbia. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (class of 2017), where she studied with Wei He and Ian Swensen. Other private teachers have included Eszter Haffer, Nicholas Wright, Mary Sokol-Brown, and Cathy Reckenberg.   When not playing the violin, she can likely be found in the mountains hiking, reading a book, playing piano, or practicing combat sports.

 

artistic RÉSUMÉ

EDUCATION

Institutions

·        Royal Danish Academy of Music (RDAM) 2017-2018

·        Bachelor of Music at San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM) 2013-2017

·         Bachelor of Music (1st year) at Vancouver Academy of Music 2012-2013

Private Teachers

·         Ezster Haffner 2017-2018

·        Wei He 2016-2017

·         Ian Swensen 2013-2016

·         Nicholas Wright 2012-2013

·         Mary Sokol-Brown 2009-2012

Music Festivals / Summer Programs

·         Zodiac Chamber Music Festival 2017

·        Bang on a Can 2017

·        Orford Arts Centre 2018, 2016

·         Banff masterclasses for Strings and Winds 2015

·         Pacific Regional International Summer Music Academy 2014

·         Symphony Orchestra Academy of the Pacific 2010, 2012

·         National Youth Orchestra of Canada, 2013

·         Saltspring Chamber Music Festival, 2011

·         Aberdeen International Celtic Music Festival, 2010

Masterclasses

·         Ning Feng, Donald Weilerstein, Jonathan Crow, Bill van der Sloot 2016    

·         Jennifer Koh, Kolja Lessing, Ian Swensen, Barry Schiffman, Soovin Kim, Mark Kaplan 2015

·         Herbert Greenberg, Arthur Arnold, Richard Roberts, Jasper Wood, Mark Sokol 2014

·         Mark Fewer, Lafayette String Quartet, Jason Ho, Paul Luchkow, Mark Ferris 2013

MUSICAL EXPERIENCE

Orchestra

·        Bang on a Can Festival with Brad Lubman, 2017

·      San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM) Orchestra with Eric Dudley and Scott Sandmeier 2013-2017

·      Banff Summer Music Festival with Mark Morris, 2017

·         Pacific Regional International Summer Music Academy with Arthur Arnold, 2014

·         National Youth Orchestra of Canada with Alain Trudel, 2013

·         Vancouver Academy of Music Orchestra, assistant concertmaster 2012-2013, principal 2nd violin with Leslie Dala 2012

·         Symphony Orchestra Academy of the Pacific 2010, 2012

·         Comox Music Centre orchestra, concertmaster 2009-2010

Chamber Music

·        Royal Danish Academy of Music chamber music program, 2017-present

·         Bang on a Can: chamber ensembles with Nick Photinos, Brad Lubman, Ashley Bathgate, and Gregg August. 

·       Zodiac Music Festival 2017: chamber ensembles with Ariel Barnes and David Gilham, premier of Kyle Henkel's "Kandinsky Imaginations" for piano trio

·      Premier of chamber works by Roman Baranskiy, Nicholas Denton Protsack, Matthew Plaza, and Yumeng Zhang at the San Francisco Centre for New Music and San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM), 2016

·         Premier of chamber works by Emily Praetorius and Lucas Floyd at Hot Air Music Festival in San Francisco, CA 2015

·         SFCM Elliot Carter Quartet with Paul Hersh, 2014

·         SFCM Chamber Music program with Jodi Levitz, Mack McCray, Ian Swensen, Bonny Hampton, Mark Sokol and Paul Hersh, 2013-2015

·         SFCM Baroque Ensemble with Corey Jamason & Elizabeth Blumenstock, 2013-2014

·         Vancouver Academy of Music chamber music program with Andrew Dawes and Robert Rozek, 2012-2013

·         National Youth Orchestra of Canada chamber music program, 2013

·         Saltspring Chamber Music Festival, 2011

·         Schweitzer-Hocking trio: freelance piano trio based in Powell River, Canada, with coaches Olga Tereshchenko and Linda Harris 2006-2012

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

·         San Francisco Conservatory of Music violin concerto competition winner 2016

·         Vancouver Friends of Chamber Music Competition winner 2013

·         Vancouver Academy of Music Chamber Music Competition winner 2013

·         British Columbia Provincial Festival of Performing Arts, national chamber music category, runner-up 2012

·         Vancouver Kiwanis Festival, baroque violin, classical and romantic piano categories winner 2011

·         British Columbia Provincial Festival of Performing Arts, violin 14&under category Honourable Mention 2006-2009

·         Comox Music Centre concerto competition winner, 2009

·         Powell River Festival of Performing Arts award for highest mark in strings, 2007-2012

OTHER SKILLS

Piano

·         Studied with Olga Tereschenko at Powell River Academy of Music 2003-2012

·         Studied with Sarah Hagen at Vancouver Academy of Music 2012-2013.

·         Vancouver Kiwanis Festival Romantic piano category, runnerup 2012

·         Vancouver Kiwanis Festival Romantic and Classical piano categories, winner 2011

·         Powell River Festival of Performing Arts award for highest mark in piano, 2009

Voice

·         Studied with Leah Golub at San Francisco Conservatory of Music 2015

·         Studied with Meghan Skidmore at Powell River Academy of Music 2011-2012

·         San Francisco Conservatory of Music Chamber Choir with Ragnar Bohlin 2015

·         Premier of work for chamber choir by Kyle Randall, 2015

Composition and Arranging

·         Composition Workshop at San Francisco Conservatory of Music with David Garner, 2014

·         Arrangements and recordings of piano and string tracks for singer Kristen Dobler, in collaboration with Dan Howes 2011

·         Powell River Academy of Music Keyboard Compositions category, winner 2008