Described by Placido Domingo as "an artist of musicality and dedication" (LA Times), Timothy Eckert enjoys a diverse career in Los Angeles as a double bassist, teacher, and composer. Mr. Eckert performs as a member of the Los Angeles Opera and has appeared with ensembles including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Master Chorale, and the Pasadena Symphony. Past positions include the Long Beach Symphony and assistant principal bass with the Kalamazoo Symphony. 
An avid chamber musician, Timothy performs with the Camerata Pacifica, at the Idyllwild Chamber Music Festival, and for Santa Monica's Jacaranda series. Recent highlights include performances with pianist Barry Douglas, Frederica von Stade, and appearances at Wigmore Hall, the Library of Congress, Dublin's National Concert Hall, and the Morgan Library. 
Mr. Eckert is also active in the recording industry, having appeared live or in studio with a diverse array of artists such as Eric Clapton, Madonna, Bjork, Dave Matthews Band and Alanis Morrisette. Composers with whom he has worked include Thomas Newman, James Newton Howard, Hans Zimmer, Alan Silvestri and James Horner.
In addition to his performing activities, Timothy is on the faculty at Azusa Pacific University and the Pasadena Conservatory of Music. As a composer, his compositions have appeared in a variety of series on networks such as ABC, CBS, MTV, Bravo, the History Channel, National Geographic, and E!. 
Mr. Eckert holds a Master of Music degree from Indiana University, where he was awarded the prestigious Performer’s Certificate, and a bachelor's degree from Western Michigan University. He was also part of the Advanced Studies Program at USC. In 1993 he traveled to Italy to be part of renowned bassist Franco Petracchi’s master class at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena, where he was awarded the Diploma di Merito, and at the Sermoneta Corsi. 
He has performed extensively at the Aspen Music Festival, where he was twice awarded fellowships, and at the Spoleto Festival in Italy, where he served as principal bass of the Spoleto Opera. Eckert's principal teachers have included Tom Knific, Bruce Bransby, Franco Petracchi, Eugene Levinson, and Paul Ellison.

Advanced Studies Certificate, University of Southern California, 1993-95 
Diploma di Merito, Accademia Chigiana, Siena, Italy, 1993 
Master of Music, Indiana University, 1991-93 
Bachelor of Music (cum laude), Western Michigan University, 1988-91  
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