Originally from Qathet, Canada, Madeline Hocking is emerging as a dynamic violinist, composer and improvisor based in New York City. A fierce advocate for new music, she enjoys collaborating with other artists on a wide variety of projects, ranging from one-on-one work with composers that culminate to world premiers of their solo works, to partaking in interdisciplinary projects involving improvisation and electronics. She is the newest member of the Semiosis Quartet, a group committed to championing new works with the passion they deserve. She is also co-founder of Noise Catalogue, a New York based contemporary music collective.
Madeline has received recognition as both a chamber musician and soloist, having had the honor of soloing with the San Francisco Conservatory Orchestra, the Vancouver Philharmonic, the Comox Music Centre orchestra, and at IRCAM forum, as well as being featured as a contemporary chamber music performer on the New York Philharmonic ‘Nightcap’ series. She has performed at venues including Lincoln Centre, Carnegie Hall, National Sawdust, MassMOCA, the Canadian National Arts Center, and numerous music festivals across North America. Madeline holds a Master of Music degree in contemporary violin from Manhattan School of Music, and a Bachelor of Music from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. When not engaged in musical projects, she enjoys spending time outdoors hiking, reading, or volunteering in her community.