Powell River violinist returns to roots

Madeline Hocking set to perform in her hometown

Growing up in Powell River, violinist Madeline Hocking was a familiar face in the music community. She studied at Powell River Academy of Music and, with local violin teacher Cathy Reckenberg, competed in Powell River Festival of Performing Arts on many occasions as well as participating in Pacific Region International Summer Music Academy.

Hocking has since established herself as a dynamic performer throughout North America and Europe. After completing her bachelor of music degree from San Francisco Conservatory of Music in 2017, she went on to study at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen.

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Hocking has participated in music festivals and programs throughout the world, including the Zodiac festival in Southern France, Banff Centre strings masterclass program, Orford Arts Centre, Bang on a Can, Salt Spring Island Chamber Music Festival and National Youth Orchestra of Canada.

As a chamber musician she has played in ensembles in Canada, the United States, Scotland, France and Denmark, in genres varying from contemporary classical to celtic fiddle. In addition to maintaining an active performance schedule, she teaches violin at Cecilia and Kevin Music Studio in Richmond, BC.

Next week Hocking returns to Powell River to perform at the Academy of Music. She will be joined by pianist Sunny Qu in a concert of impressionist music. An evening of Ravel and Debussy takes place Thursday, January 17, at 7:30 pm at James Hall. For more information, call 604.485.9633.

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