Carsten Eckert is one of the most miscellaneous and in-demand recorder players of today.
His constant “wandering” between the so-called historical performance practice and 20th/21st century music offers the recorder player Carsten Eckert a wealth of inspiration for musical activities both inside the country and on the international stage. Carsten Eckert performs as the international stage musician and the organizer of various music festivals as well as a lecturer at such educational institutions as Bern University of Arts (1996 – 2013), Trossingen State University of Music (2002 – 2013) and Vienna University of Music and Performing Arts (fall 2012 – till present).
After studying with Christoph Huntgeburth and Gerd Lünenbürger (Berlin University of Arts) and Walter van Hauwe (Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten) Carsten Eckert being the laureate of several competitions such as the Competition of the German Conservatories of Music (Berlin) and the Concours Nicati, Competition for Contemporary Music (Berne, Switzerland) has started his concert activity in Europe, Asia, North and South America, performing with his own ensemble The Theatre of the Ears (since 2002), as well as with such prominent collectives as the Swiss Baroque Soloists, Il pomo d’oro, Ensemble Oriol, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, the Berlin Philharmonic, the Camerata Bern, the Bach Consort Ensemble (Moscow), the Chamber Soloists (Kiev) and others at numerous festivals of early and contemporary music.
The musician is often invited by different ensembles and orchestras as an artistic director. He has conducted the highly praised by public and press baroque opera “Giulio Cesare in Egitto” by G.F. Handel in Bern, Biel and Zurich (Switzerland) and also the excerpts from J. P. Rameau’s opera “Platée”. CD productions, numerous television and radio recordings bear evidence of his intensive music activities.