Desmond Hoebig

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A member of the Sarasota Music Festival faculty since 2007

Hoebig is principal cellist of the Cleveland Orchestra and a cello professor at the Cleveland Institute of Music. He is the former associate principal of l´Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal and former principal cellist for the Cincinnati Symphony and Houston Symphony Orchestras. Hoebig won first place at the Munich International Competition, CBC Talent Competition and Canadian Music Competition, and was an award-winner in Moscow's Tchaikowsky Competition. He has been a featured guest soloist with all the major orchestras in Canada, as well as the Cincinnati, Houston and Madison Symphonies, Stuttgart Philharmonic and the Radiodifusao Portuguesa (Lisbon). A former cellist in the Orford String Quartet, Hoebig also has appeared at the Marlborough, Vancouver, Banff, Steamboat Springs and Scotia Festivals. He has three recordings with pianist Andrew Tunis – one of which, "Beethoven: Music for Cello and Piano," was nominated for a Juno Award.