Hoebig is equally accomplished as a solo, chamber, and orchestral player. He has appeared as a soloist with the Juilliard Orchestra, the NACO, the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, the Calgary Philharmonic, the TS, and other orchestras in Canada and abroad. In 1980 he began to perform as a duo recitalist with the pianist Andrew Tunis. They have toured widely, won first prize in the 1984 Munich International Competition, and by 1991 had made two recordings (see Tunis). After a 1983 recital by the duo, critic John Kraglund wrote that Hoebig 'is as well equipped, technically, as any of today's young cellists, and has a broader interest than most in the less hackneyed repertoire' (Toronto Globe and Mail, 12 Mar 1983). Hoebig was associate principal cello 1984-7 of the MSO and principal cello 1987-9 of the Cincinnati SO. He joined the Orford String Quartet in 1988 and stayed with the ensemble until it disbanded in 1991, whereupon he became principal cello of the Houston SO.
Author Robin Elliott
See Discography for Orford String Quartet.