duo 1010




Canadian clarinetist Liam Hockley is a versatile musician, equally at home in the standard classical canon as in new music, jazz, and improvisation. He is currently a candidate for the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in clarinet performance at the University of British Columbia. Liam's dissertation, “Performing Complexity,” examines performer agency in works that feature musical/physical aporia, hyper-extended instrumental techniques, and complex notational systems. His research is supported by the prestigious Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship (SSHRC) and a University of British Columbia Doctoral Fellowship.


In addition to the classical canon, Liam's repertoire encompasses major works from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, and his advocacy for new repertoire leads him to regular collaborations with Canadian and international composers on innovative new works. Recent performances include premieres of new works by Ray Evanoff, Kimberley Manerkirar, and Joan Arnau Pàmies, as well as the North American premieres of works by Karlheinz Stockhausen and Jürg Frey. Liam has been the recipient of numerous prizes and awards including an interpretation prize at the 16th Stockhausen-Konzert und -Kurse Kürten in 2015.


Liam maintains an active schedule of performances as a freelancer with diverse chamber ensembles, and has performed with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Vancouver Island Symphony, Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra, Turning Point Ensemble,  Vancouver New Music, and NU:BC Collective. He has appeared as a soloist with the the University of British Columbia Symphonic Wind Ensemble (2016), the Victoria Symphony (2011), and the Greater Victoria Youth Orchestra (2009). He is a founding member of Duo 1010 with flutist Stephanie Bell, an ensemble dedicated to exploring contemporary repertoire for flute and clarinet that has performed in Vancouver, Victoria, Düsseldorf, and Cologne. For the 2017-18 season, Liam will be featured as an Emerging Artist-in-Residence with the Music on Main concert series and joining the NU:BC Collective as Ensemble-in-Residence of the Vancouver Pro Musica Sonic Boom Festival.


Liam holds a Master’s degree from the University of British Columbia, and received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Victoria, graduating with distinction in clarinet performance. His teachers have included François Houle, Cris Inguanti, Patricia Kostek, Earl Thomas, and Christian Gossart.

This list contains a selection of (primarily contemporary) works that Liam has performed as a soloist or an ensemble musician.

(A complete repertoire list is available upon request)

*First performance               ^First North American performance                +First Canadian performance


André –

Barrett CHARON

^Beuger – dialogues (silences)

Berio – Sequenza IXa

Boulez – Domaines

Carter – Steep Steps

*Chrysakis – Undercurrent

Denisov Sonata for Clarinet

Edwards – Um allein zu kampfen

*Evanoff Narratives

^Evanoff – A Series of Postures (clarinet)

Farrin – Ma Dentro Dove

^Frey – L'ame est sans retenue II

^Frey Mit Schweigen Wird's Gesprochen

+Friedman – Incoronazione

Grisey – Charme

Hamel – Traces II

Kurtág – In Nomine – All’ongherese

Kurtág – Kroó György in memoriam

Lachenmann – Dal Niente (Intérieur III)

Mahnkopf – Kurtág-Cantus I

*Murray – Ad Marginem des Versuchs

*Pàmies – kömmt drauf an, sie zu verändern.

Poppe – Holz Solo

Radulescu – Capricorn's Nostalgic Crickets

Saariaho – Duft

Scelsi – Ixor

Sciarrino – Let Me Die Before I Wake

Smith – Variants

Stockhausen – Amour

Stockhausen – In Freundschaft

^Stockhausen – LIBRA

^Stockhausen – UVERSA

^Stockhausen – Xi

Ter Schiphorst – Hi Bill!

+ Piano/Orchestra

Berg – Vier Stücke

Brahms – Sonaten, op. 120

Copland – Concerto

Debussy – Petite Piece

Debussy – Première Rhapsodie

Gershwin – Three Preludes

Krenek – Kleine Suite

Krenek – Suite

Hindemith – Sonata

Messager – Solo de Concours

Morricone – Ipotesi

Morricone – Traccia

Mozart – Concerto

Poulenc – Sonata

Rossini – Introduction, Theme & Variations

Rota – Sonata

Saint-Saens – Sonata

Schumann – Fantasiestücke

Shaw – Concerto

Szalowski – Sonatina

Templeton – Pocket Size Sonata No. 1

Templeton – Pocket Size Sonata No. 2

Ticheli – Concerto

Weber – Concerti No. 1, 2

Weber – Concertino

Weber – Grand Duo

Weinberg – Sonata


Bartok – Contrasts

Berio – O King

Boulez – Dérive 1

Carter – Esprit Rude/Esprit Doux

Carter – Poems of Louis Zukofsky

Chang – Beyond Shadows

*Evanoff – Notables

Ferneyhough – In Nomine (a 3)

*Friedman – Incarnadine

Haas – Sextett

Kurtág – Duos from Játékok és üzenetek

Kurtág – Hommage à R.Sch.

Lachenmann – Allegro sostenuto

Louie – Cadenzas

Ligeti – Sechs Bagatellen

Messiaen – Quatour pour la fin du temps

*Murray – Zweite Versuch über Homo Sacer

Reich – Double Sextet

Saygun – Sezisler (Intuitions)

Scelsi – Ko-Lho

Schoenberg – Pierrot Lunaire

Sciarrino – Omaggio a Burri

Stockhausen – Knabbenduet

^Stockhausen – SUKAT

Stravinsky – Octet for Winds

Tenzer – Three Island Duos

Vivier – Kopernikus

Webern – Concerto, Op. 24

Webern – Quartet, Op. 22

Xenakis – Charisma

2017 Concert Appearances


Sunday, January 15th (4PM)

Messiaen: Quatour pour la fin du temps

with Domagoj Ivanovic, violin, Laine Longton, cello,
and Angelique Po, piano

St. Philip's Anglican Church (3737 W 27th Avenue)

Vancouver, B.C.


Friday-Sunday, January 27-29 (8PM, 3PM Sun.)

Frank Zappa Meets Varese and Oswald

with Turning Point Ensemble

SFU's Goldcorp Centre for the Arts

Vancouver, B.C.


Sunday, March 5th (2:30PM)

Águas de Março: Music from Brazil

Liam Hockley Quartet

The Old School House Arts Centre

Qualicum Beach, B.C.


Friday, March 17 (7:30PM)

Sonic Boom Festival

with Nu:BC Ensemble

Chang - Beyond Shadows

Pyatt Hall, VSO School of Music

Vancouver, B.C.


Friday, May 12th (8PM)

Bozzini Quartet Performer’s Kitchen

Golden Saucer (207 W Hastings Street)

Vancouver, B.C.


Sunday, May 28th (4PM)

Mahler - Kindertotenlieder

with Nu:BC Ensemble and guests

Mahler - Kindertotenlieder

(arr. Alfredo Santa Ana)

St. Philip's Anglican Church (3737 W 27th Avenue)

Vancouver, B.C.


July 6 and 8 (7:30PM)

Claude Viver – Kopernikus

Eric Harvie Theatre

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

Banff, AB


July 23 (11:00AM and 3:00PM)


with Stephanie Bell, flute

Works by Daniel Brandes, Eva-Maria Houben, Alex Mah


Himmelgeisterstraße 107

Düsseldorf, Germany


Saturday, August 19 (2PM)

Liam Hockley: Solo Recital

2017 SALT Festival and Symposium

Evanoff - Narratives

Manerkirar - twine

(*First performance)

Edwards - Um Allein zu kampfen

Maier - thicket ii

Murray - Ad Marginem des Versuchs

Stockhausen - UVERSA

(*First North American performance)


Open Space

Victoria, B.C.

September 12 (7PM)

Alex Mah Showcase Concert

with Stephanie Bell, flute

Venue TBA

Vancouver, BC


Friday, September 19 (7PM)

Müzewest Festival: Dvorak and Mozart

Mozart - Gran Partita
Venue TBA

Vancouver, BC


Friday/Saturday October 13/14 (7:30PM)

Harvest of Music Festival

Jazz and World Music

with Various Artists

The Old School House Arts Centre

Qualicum Beach, BC


Friday, November 17 (7PM)

Hubert Klyne Headley Celebration

Murray Adaskin Salon

CMC Vancouver

837 Davie Street


Sunday, December 10 (2:30PM)

Christmas Jazz

Liam Hockley Quartet

The Old School House Arts Centre

Qualicum Beach, B.C.


Current Projects

–Emerging Artist-in-Residence with Music on Main 17/18 Concert Series

—Joining the NU:BC Collective as Ensemble-in-Residence

of the 2018 Sonic Boom Festival

—New cycle of pieces for bass clarinet with Ray Evanoff


List of past events

With the Jim Cameron Quintet, 2014

Karlheinz Stockhausen - SUKAT (1989) for alto flute and basset horn

Elliott Carter - Esprit Rude/Esprit Doux (1985) for flute and clarinet

duo 1010 was founded by flutist Stephanie Bell and clarinetist Liam Hockley while students at the University of British Columbia. Emerging from their shared passion for the exploration and expansion of the contemporary repertoire for flute and clarinet (and their respective instrumental doubles), duo 1010 have commissioned new works and given performances in North American and Europe.

(Link to Stephanie's Biography and Website)


Daniel Brandes - places of refuge... of healing...

Elliott Carter - Esprit Rude/Esprit Doux

Ray Evanoff - Notables (*duo 1010 commission)

Jürg Frey - ohne titel (architektur der stille)

Eva-Maria Houben - throngs

Alex Mah - two (*duo 1010 commission)

Giacinto Scelsi - Ko-Lho, Suite

Karlheinz Stockhausen - SUKAT


duo 1010+guests:

Brian Ferneyhough - In Nomine (a 3) (picc, ob, cl)

Salvatore Sciarrino - Ommagio a Burri (vln, afl, bcl)


Upcoming Performances

Wednesday, January 19, 2018

A Place To Listen

Works by Daniel Brandes, Eva-Maria Houben, Jurg Frey

James Bay United Church

Victoria, BC


Selected Recent Performances

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Stockhausen Konzert- und Kurse Kürten

1. Teilnehmerkonzert

Stockhausen – SUKAT for alto flute and basset horn

Kürten Sülztalhalle

Kürten, Germany


Saturday, July 23, 2017


Works by Daniel Brandes, Alex Mah, Eva-Maria Houben


Düsseldorf, Germany

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Karlheinz Stockhausen - LIBRA

für Baßklarinette und Elektronische Musik

Brian Ferneyhough - In Nomine (a 3)

with Mark Takeshi McGregor, piccolo; and Kristen Cooke, oboe

Online Publications

"Conflicting Messages: Performer Agency in Contemporary Aestheitcs"

(FOCI Arts—March 25, 2016)

"Towards a Redefinion of Performer"

(FOCI Arts—June 9, 2014) kömmt drauf an, sie zu verändern.

for one instrumentalist, four clarinets, and amplification

Joan Arnau Pàmies | distribution by Liam Hockley

Wolf Edwards - Um allein zu kämpfen

for bass clarinet and electronics

Ray Evanoff - Narratives (Feb. 2016 studio recording)

Liam is available for hire as a private clarinet teacher/clinician in the Greater Vancouver area.

Please get in touch via email at or by filling out the form on the Contact tab.


Private/Group Lessons and Clinics

Selected teaching experience:

2016-2017: MUSC 171 (Secondary instrumental private instruction) at The University of British Columbia

2009-present: Private teaching studio. Teaching beginning students through to post-BMus students, recital/RCM preparation.

Selected clinic experience:

Oct. 2016, Windfest! (The University of British Columbia): Introduction to Contemporary Clarinet Techniques

Mar. 2015, Sonic Boom Festival (Vancouver, BC): Composer Readings and Composing for Clarinet Masterclass

June 2011, Salt Festival (Victoria, BC): Composer Readings and Composing for Clarinet Masterclass


Rates for private lessons:

30 minutes (suitable for younger and beginning band students): $30

60 minutes (suitable for more advanced students and adults): $60

(A modest additional travel charge applies for students requesting to be taught in their own homes)


Lesson policies:

—If you are interested in regularly-scheduled lessons, they must be purchased and pre-paid by cash or cheque in four-week blocks. We will work together to find a regular time for your lessons and I will keep clear attendance records to ensure that you are getting what you have paid for. You have the option of scheduling a single "trial" lesson (at normal rates) before committing to and purchasing a monthly block.

—If your scheduling does not allow for regularly-scheduled lessons, individual drop-in lessons can be a good option. In this case, lessons must be paid by cash or cheque during our meeting.

24-hour cancellation notice is strictly required. With appropriate notice, I will credit the tuition of your missed session towards either a make-up lesson to be scheduled at a mutually convenient time or towards one of the lessons from your next pre-paid block.

Cancellations without 24-hour notice or "no-shows" will not be refunded except for some extenuating circumstances at the sole discretion of the instructor.

Helmut Lachenmann—Dal Niente (Interieur III), 2013

Liam is an experienced professional available for hire as a freelance musician (clarinet, E-flat clarinet, bass clarinet, and basset horn) in solo, chamber, and orchestral contexts in the Greater Vancouver and Central/South Vancouver Island areas. He is most easily reached via email at or by filling out the form below.

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Testing out instrument-based controllers for live electronics and video with UBC SUBclass, 2015.

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