Sylvia Hosking

Assistant Principal Double Bass

Sylvia Hosking is currently Assistant Principal Double Bass with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. She has performed on a number of occasions as Guest Principal Double Bass with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Australian Chamber Soloists and Australia Pro Arte. She regularly appears in the MSO Chamber Series and has given solo recitals around Melbourne (now Melbourne Chamber Orchestra).

Sylvia studied at the Victorian College of the Arts under Steve Reeves, later moving to the Royal Conservatory of the Hague under Quirijn van Regteren-Altena, and finally gained her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at the Juilliard School in New York.

Since her return to Melbourne in 1999 she has been involved in much chamber music-making around the city.

She now teaches privately, at the VCA, and at Melbourne and Monash universities.