Featured Collaborator: Damien Eckersley


Damien Eckersley studied double bass with Max Mcbride at the Canberra School of Music, and Prof. Timothy Dunin at the Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Oberschutzen, Austria.

In Australia, he has played with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, the Sydney Symphony, the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and Orchestra Victoria.

Internationally, Damien has worked with the Vienna Philharmonic, the Graz Philharmonic, the Niederösterreichische Tonkünstler Orchester, the WDR Symphony Orchester Köln, the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa, and others.

As a chamber musician and soloist, Damien has appeared in concerts throughout Australia, Germany, Austria and Japan, China, Hong Kong, collaborating with orchestras, musicians, and ensembles from all over the world.

Damien is passionate about music education and is Coordinator of Double Bass at the Australian National Academy of Music, and Lecturer in Double Bass at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, Melbourne University, as well as giving master classes throughout Australia and Japan. He is also involved in ensemble and chamber music coaching, working often with the Australian Youth Orchestra, Melbourne Youth Music, and the Kanazawa University Orchestra amongst others.

Damien Eckersley most recently joined PLEXUS in PLEXUS: Prophecy on Monday 13th November, 2017. He also collaborated with PLEXUS in 2015, giving the world premieres of works by José Hernán Cibils and Stefan Cassomenos.

He joins PLEXUS in their 2019 series at Melbourne Recital Centre, to perform as part of PLEXUS: Phosphorescence on Monday 4th March, and as part of PLEXUS: Paracosm on Wednesday 13th November.