Simone Eckert

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When the 8-year-old Simone Eckert was asked what she wanted to become, she answered “a viola da gamba player.” She ignored all well-meaning exhortations to get a “real” job and now lives and works as a freelance musician close to Hamburg. Since she received her diploma in Early music in 1990 at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, she has been active as viola da gamba player, as artistic director, agent and manager of her ensemble Hamburger Ratsmusik, as musicologist, editor of newly rediscovered music for viola da gamba and as a music pedagogue in and around Hamburg. Simone Eckert performs at all the important festivals in Germany and in many European countries.

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