Described by Placido Domingo as “an artist of musicality and dedication” (Los Angeles Times), Timothy Eckert enjoys a dynamic career in Los Angeles as a double bassist and composer. He performs as principal bass of the Camerata Pacifica and as a member of the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra and LA Master Chorale. Additionally he has appeared across Southern California with ensembles including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, and the Santa Barbara and Pasadena Symphonies. An avid chamber musician, Timothy has performed at the Idyllwild Chamber Music Festival and on Santa Monica’s Jacaranda series. Ballet companies with whom he has performed include the Joffrey, Hamburg, New York City, ABT and the national ballets of Cuba and Canada. Past orchestral positions include the Long Beach Symphony and assistant principal bass of the Kalamazoo Symphony.
Timothy is active in the recording industry, having performed live or in studio with a diverse array of artists including Eric Clapton, Madonna, Bjork, Alanis Morrisette, Bon Jovi, Faith Hill, Dr. Dre, Brad Mehldau, Disturbed, and the Dave Matthews Band. Composers on whose scores he has performed include Thomas Newman, Gustavo Santaolalla, John Debney, Hans Zimmer, Alan Silvestri, James Horner and Jerry Goldsmith,
Writing in a broad range of styles, his compositions are heard worldwide in hundreds of television series on networks such as CBS, ABC, Bravo, E!, History, MTV, Discovery and National Geographic. From Nova to the Kardashians, Hunting Hitler to Jesus Conspiracies, and RuPaul’s Drag Race to Toddlers & Tiaras, Timothy has about covered it all.
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.
Timothy holds a master of music degree from Indiana University, studying with Bruce Bransby, where he was awarded the prestigious performer’s certificate. Working with Paul Ellison he completed the advanced studies program at USC. He has also participated in 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 di Perfezionamento. Additionally he is an alumnus of the Music Academy of the West, studying with Nico Abondolo, and the Aspen Music Festival as a student of Paul Ellison, Bruce Bransby and Eugene Levinson.