Carolina Eyck is a master of the Theremin, one of the earliest electronic musical instruments. Without direct touch, the German-Sorbian musician and composer coaxes ghostly sounds from this precursor of the synthesizer, developed in 1920, opening up extraordinary musical spheres. Eyck is one of the world’s leading Theremin players. At the age of 16, she developed her own playing technique involving eight finger positions, which has revolutionized the instrument’s technique and is now used by Theremin players all over the world.
As a soloist, Carolina Eyck has worked with artists such as Fazil Say, Heinz Holliger, Michael Sanderling, Gürer Aykal and Brad Lubman as well as orchestras such as the Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin, the Brussels Philharmonic, the Dresden Philharmonic, the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Argentina, the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington and the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg. Her transcription of Ennio Morricone’s The Ecstasy of Gold has been watched online by millions of viewers.