Bernard Hoey studied viola at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music with John Curro, and at Michigan State University with John Graham and Robert Dan.
He has participated in masterclasses with Kim Kashkashian, the Alban Berg Quartet and Kronos Quartet. While in the US, he played with the Arlington Quartet, with whom he toured the UK.
Bernard was a violist in the Queensland Philharmonic Orchestra from 1994 to 2000, and is currently a member of Queensland Symphony Orchestra, with whom he has performed as soloist in concertos by Hindemith and Bach. He has performed as a guest with the Australian String Quartet, and the Australian Chamber Orchestra.
He is also a founding member of Topology and has performed extensively with them, both throughout Australia and overseas. His compositions and arrangements have been performed by Topology, the Australian Youth Orchestra, and a variety of chamber ensembles. Bernard is currently writing a new orchestral piece for Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s 2020 season.