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Damien Eckersley

Double Bass

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra; Head of Double Bass – Australian National Academy of Music

Australian Hometown(s): Canberra & Melbourne
Education: Canberra School of Music; University for Music and Fine Arts in Graz

Damien Eckersley is head of double bass at the Australian National Academy of Music and a member of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. He has performed as principal bass with orchestras in Australia and all over the world including the Tasmanian, Melbourne, Queensland Symphony Orchestras, Orchestra Victoria, the Melbourne Ring Orchestra, the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, the Graz Philharmonic, the Tönkunstler Orchester  and Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa.

He has also performed with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Australian Opera Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera, the Australian World Orchestra and the WDR Symphony Orchestra Köln.

Damien studied with Max McBride at the Canberra School of Music and with Prof. Tim Dunin at the University for Music and Fine Arts in Graz Austria.

As a soloist, Damien has performed with orchestras and in recital in Australia, Austria, Germany and Japan.

Damien is passionate about education and combines his studio teaching with coaching young musicians in chamber music and orchestral technique as well as giving master classes throughout Australia and Asia.

Last updated 2020