My Work Focuses on: 
Double Bass Performance
My Other Interests Include: 
making bows for string instruments! 


More about Jack Hill

Since moving from Massachusetts to New Jersey, Jack Hill has served as principal bass for the Edison Symphony Orchestra and the American Repertory Ballet’s annual productions of The Nutcracker. He has appeared at Princeton University with the Richardson Chamber Players. He also plays in the Delaware Valley Philharmonic and the Bay Atlantic Symphony Orchestra. In New England he was principal bass with the Boston Philharmonic and has also performed with the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, Triptych Chamber Orchestra, and the Boston Civic Symphony. In 2000 he was an Artist in Residence at the American Academy in Rome where he presented two solo recitals. While in Rome he performed with I Virtuosi di Roma and was solo bass with Opera Passione. Hill received his BM from New England Conservatory, and has studied with Gary Karr and Henry Portnoi. Mr. Hill is a private instructor of double bass at Princeton University and maintains a teaching studio at home. He also works as a luthier and bow maker. Mr. Hill has recently joined the New Jersey Capital Philharmonic.

Performance Highlights

Currently Principal Bass with the Edison Symphony Orchestra and section bass with the Delaware Valley Philharmonic.  Assistant Principal and Principal Bass with the Boston Philharmonic from 1979 to 2000. Co-principal with the Triptych Chamber Orchestra in Boston. Artist in Residence at the American Academy in Rome, 2000.  Solo Bass with I Virtuosi di Roma, 2001. Section member with the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, 1979-1981.