Zachary Hobin, double bass
Zachary Hobin is an exciting young double bassist with wide-ranging musical passions. Based out of the New York City area, he is a frequent performer of orchestral, chamber, Baroque and 20th/21st century repertoire, as well as jazz, rock, and other styles. Praised as a passionate, accurate player with big ears, Zachary is working hard to negotiate the space between popular and “high” culture as well as between the concert hall and the greater world.
Highlights of Zach’s touring career include tours in Japan, China, Singapore, and on both coasts during his time at Oberlin. He has worked with musicians such as John Zorn, Kaija Saariaho, Robert Spano, Jeffery Milarsky, George Manahan, Eduardo Leandro, Claire Chase, the JACK Quartet, David Fulmer and Timothy Weiss. Works by composers Huang Ruo, Mark Gustavson, Tomek Regulski, Daniel Silliman, Will Mason, and Aaron Helgeson are among those that Zachary has premiered. Zachary is a veteran of the Chautauqua, Hot Springs and Bowdoin International music festivals. Teachers include Kurt Muroki, Thomas Sperl, Rachel Calin, Peter Dominguez, Kate Nettleman, as well as Kevin Mauldin, Curtis Burris, Paul Ellison, Peter Lloyd, Alex Hanna and Peter Slowik. Zachary is currently pursuing his Doctorate of Music degree at Stony Brook University as well as teaching undergraduate music theory. Recent projects include touring Japan with the New York Symphonic Ensemble, concerts and recording with Beat Furrer and the Argento Ensemble, and an all-star orchestral performance of John Zorn's music at a Columbia University with some of New York's finest contemporary specialists.