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Zachary Hobin

Instructor of Music


Zachary Hobin is a double bassist and educator with wide-ranging musical passions. Based out of Raleigh, NC, he is a frequent performer of orchestral, chamber, Baroque and contemporary repertoire. He has recently appeared with the Riverside Symphony and New York Symphonic Ensemble as principal bass and the North Carolina Symphony and Charleston Symphony as section bass. As a chamber musician, Zachary performs with the Annapolis Chamber Music Festival, a group he co-founded with bassoonist Remy Taghavi in 2016. Zachary is a committed advocate for new music and has performed with groups such as New York's Argento Ensemble and in solo and group recitals around the world.

One of Zachary's passions is to spread the joy of music to those who wish to learn more about it. He serves on the faculty of Duke University’s music department and its pre-college String School.  In the summer he teaches and performs at the Luzerne Music Center in New York’s Adirondack region. Additionally, Zachary has presented masterclass around the country and orld, including a sustained engagement with community music schools in Ecuador and Bolivia. 

Zachary has toured with various groups in Japan, China, Singapore, and on both coasts.  He has worked with musicians such as John Zorn, Kaija Saariaho, Colin Carr, Branford Marsalis, Jeffery Milarsky, George Manahan, Claire Chase, and the JACK Quartet, Works by composers Huang Ruo, Mark Gustavson, Tomek Regulski, Daniel Silliman, Will Mason, and Aaron Helgeson are among those that Zachary has premiered.  Zachary is a veteran of the Chautauqua, Hot Springs and Bowdoin International music festivals.  Teachers include Kurt Muroki, Thomas Sperl, Rachel Calin, Peter Dominguez, Kate Nettleman, as well as Kevin Mauldin, Curtis Burris, Paul Ellison, Peter Lloyd, Alex Hanna and Peter Slowik. 

Zachary received his Doctorate of Musical Arts from Stony Brook University in double bass performance. He also holds a Masters from Stony Brook and a bachelor's degree from Oberlin Conservatory. Zachary performs on a ca.1750 Italian double bass and a Victor Fetique French bow.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Instructor of Music · 2023 - Present Music, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences