Gwen Hoebig, violinist, born Vancouver 19 Sep 1959; B MUS (Juilliard) 1980, M MUS (Juilliard) 1981. She began musical studies with her father at five. Other teachers were Sydney Humphreys in Victoria, Stephen Staryk and John Loban in Vancouver, and Ivan Galamian and Sally Thomas at the Juilliard School. Hoebig’s orchestral debut was with the Vancouver Youth Orchestra at age seven, and she was a frequent winner of music festivals and competitions in Canada and Europe.
In 1972 she won the string category in the National Competitive Festival of Music (CIBC National Music Festival), and in the same category in 1975 was first in the CBC Talent Festival. In 1975 a piano trio with her cellist brother Desmond Hoebig and pianist Jon Kimura Parker tied for second place in the Concertina Praga. Hoebig won the grand prize in the 1976 Canadian Music Competitions, the International Competition for junior violinists in Glasgow (second, 1977), the S.C. Eckhardt-Gramatté Competition (1977), and second prize (no first awarded) in the 1981 Munich International Violin Competition. Her New York concerto debut was with the Juilliard Orchestra at Alice Tully Hall in 1980.
With her brother Desmond, and her husband, the pianist David Moroz (b Winnipeg 1959; M MUS Juilliard 1981), she formed in 1979 the Hoebig/Moroz Trio, which won first prize in the CBC Radio Talent Competition in 1983 and continued to perform on an occasional basis in 2003. In 1993 she received a Commemorative Medal for the 125th Anniversary of Canadian Confederation for her contribution to the arts. She has earned a place in music history and we are proud to be able to name Gwen Hoebig as a former student of CYMC.
We are proud to be able to name Gwen Hoebig as a former student of CYMC.