Virtuoso Profile

Damien Eckersley
Double Bass

He is currently a member of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and is Coordinator of Double Bass at the Australian National Academy of Music


About Me

Damien studied double bass with Max Mcbride at the Canberra School of Music, and with Prof. Johannes Auersperg and Prof. Timothy Dunin at the Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Oberschutzen, Austria.

He is currently a member of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, and around Australia has performed with the Sydney Symphony, the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, the Queensland Symphony Orchestra and Orchestra Victoria, and as a member of the Australian World Orchestra.

Internationally, Damien has worked with the Vienna Philharmonic and the Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera. He has performed as guest Principal Bass with the Graz Philharmonic, the Niederösterreichische Tonkünstler Orchester, the WDR Symphony Orchester Köln, the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa, and others.

As a chamber musician and soloist, Damien has appeared in concerts throughout Australia, Germany, Austria and Japan, China, Hong Kong, collaborating with  orchestras, musicians, and ensembles from all over the world.

Damien is passionate about music education and is Coordinator of Double Bass at the Australian National Academy of Music, and Lecturer in Double Bass at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, Melbourne University, as well as giving master classes throughout Australia and Japan.  He is also involved in ensemble and chamber music coaching, working often with the Australian Youth Orchestra, the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Melbourne Youth Music, and the Kanazawa University Orchestra amongst others

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