Nick HoyNick Hoy

Nick Hoy, Violin(back to musicians page)

Favorite Quote:
"To achieve great things, two things are needed; a plan, and not quite enough time." - Leonard Bernstein

Favorite composer(s) to listen to?
Nicolai Paganini

Favorite composer(s) to perform?
Johannes Brahms

If you could blink your eyes and be in a favorite place right now, where would it be?
Pembroke, UK

Violinist Nick Hoy has an extensive performing experience and has appeared with musicians in a wide variety of genres. A full-time student, he also works as a freelance violinist, studio musician, and he provides studio violin tracks for music creators through his website. He occasionally performs with the Amabile String Quartet based in Chattanooga, and was a founding member of the Faulkinberry String Quartet.

In 2013, Mr. Hoy was a violinist in the Murfreesboro Symphony. He appeared in concert at the Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival in 2013 and 2014 performing Dvorak’s “American,” and Mendelssohn’s F minor quartets and performed Sarasate’s Introduction et Tarantelle in the GMCMF recital series. Additionally, he was a member of the Hot Springs Music Festival Symphony in the summers of 2013 and 2014. In June-August of 2014, he attended the Brevard Music Festival Institute and performed in both the Brevard Sinfonia and Brevard Music Center Orchestras with festival faculty. He performed Saint-Saëns’s Fantaisie for Violin and Harp as part of Brevard’s Library Concert Series with Rebecca Hung. Mr. Hoy will be appearing on Harpist Timbre Cierpke’s upcoming CD entitled “Sun and Moon” set for release in March 2015.

Mr. Hoy began studying the violin at age 7 at Cadek Conservatory in Chattanooga with Todd Harmon. Later, he studied for two years under violinist Mark Reneau, concertmaster of the Huntsville Symphony. Mr. Hoy is currently earning his Bachelor of Music degree in violin performance from MTSU and will be graduating in May 2015.