Carolina Eyck, theremin
Carolina Eyck is a German-Sorbian musician and composer, largely recognized as the world’s leading theremin virtuoso. She was awarded the Echo Klassik Prize for Concert Recording of the Year in Eyck developed her own precise eight-finger-position playing technique by age 16 and published the first extensive theremin method book The Art of Playing the Theremin. Her method is now being used by thereminists around the world and has revolutionized how the instrument is played.
She has performed in concert halls around the world and has been a soloist with the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, Brussels Philharmonic, Argentine National Symphony Orchestra, and more. Concertos for theremin and orchestra have been written for Eyck by composers including Kalevi Aho, Andrew Norman, and Régis Campo.
Carolina Eyck has performed in a duo with pianist and composer Christopher Tarnow since 2013, producing two records. In 2016, she released an album featuring her own composition Fantasias for Theremin andString Quartetwith the American Contemporary Music Ensemble.
In 2016, Carolina Eyck began touring her innovative solo Theremin & Voice program. Employing loops and a variety of sound effects, she develops whole choirs onstage and extends the theremin’s color palette. By singing without lyrics, voice and theremin often merge symbiotically and can no longer be distinguished from each other.
Carolina Eyck is the artistic director of the Theremin Academy in Colmar, Leipzig, and Berlin. In 2018, she gave a TEDx Talk about the symbiosis of self-control and freedom while playing the theremin. A documentary about her work is currently in production.
- Simon Aeschimann, guitar
- Akiko Ahrendt, violin
- Tomoko Akasaka, viola
- Anne Bassand, harp
- Serge Bonvalot, tuba
- Martina Brodbeck, cello
- Laurent Bruttin, clarinet
- Sébastien Cordier, percussion
- Olivier Darbellay, horn
- Thierry Debons, percussion
- Hans Egidi, viola
- Antoine Françoise, piano
- Maximilian Haft, violin
- Jonathan Haskell, double bass
- Béatrice Laplante, oboe
- Pierre-Stéphane Meugé, saxophone
- Susanne Peters, flute
- Charles Pierron, horn
- Noëlle Reymond, double bass
- Serge Vuille, artistic director
- Stefan Wirth, piano