Greg Hocking

Greg graduated with a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Melbourne.  He studied under Carlo Felice Cillario and Geoffrey Arnold.  He worked at Queensland Opera and Australian Opera, and has run his own successful entrepreneurial business since 1979.  As a conductor Greg  has an extensive operatic repertoire and he produced and conducted Melbourne Opera’s inaugural season of La Traviata, The Pearl Fishers, and The Magic Flute, and has produced and conducted most of Melbourne Opera’s productions since.


In 2004 he conducted La Traviata in Fiesole and returned to Rome for concerts later that year.


Recent international engagements include Germany and China. Greg is a founding director of Melbourne Opera. He also founded the Universal Theatre, the Comedy Club, and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. As a theatrical producer his extensive credits range from Wogs out of Work to Beckett directs Beckett and Australian concert tours of many famous artists including Yehudi Menuhin, Mstislav Rostropovich, Roger Woodward, Ivo Pogorelich, Sir George Martin and Elvis Costello.