Hoebig was concertmaster of OJQ 1983-5, and a member of the MSO 1984-7. She became concertmaster of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra in 1987, a position she maintained in 2003. She held the same position with the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra 1987-90. She joined and remained active in the Winnipeg Chamber Music Society. In addition she performed frequently as a chamber musician, recitalist, and soloist in summer festivals at Banff, Festival of the Sound, Stratford, Monterey (California), and the Centara New Music Festival; and with orchestras in Canada (including the Montreal, Vancouver, Winnipeg, Quebec City, and Edmonton symphony orchestras) and Europe (Bayerische Rundfunk Orchester, Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, and BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra). Hoebig taught at the Banff Summer Gifted Youth Program (1985), at the Banff Centre (1995, 1997), and at the Domaine Forget and Kincardine summer programs. In 1997 she co-founded (with John Kadz) the Morningstar Music Bridge program, an international four-week summer festival in Calgary. She was on the string faculty at the University of Manitoba (1988-91) and again from 2002, and from 1989 at Mount Royal College, Calgary.
Hoebig premiered violin concerti by Canadian composers Eckhardt-Gramatté, Gary Kulesha (2000), and Patrick Carrabre (1995), and performed works by John Estacio, Michael Matthews, and Jim Hiscott. She also gave Canadian premieres of violin concerti by Joan Tower, Christopher Rouse, and Philip Glass. For her contributions to Canadian music, Hoebig was named a Canadian Music Centre ambassador in 2009.
Author Susan Spier
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A profile of Canadian violinist Gwen Hoebig. From the Winnipeg Chamber Music Society website.