Carolina Eyck: Confessions of a Good Samaritan
Carolina Eyck is a German-Sorbian musician and composer, largely recognised as the world’s leading
theremin virtuoso. Carolina composed the music for the playful documentary Confessions of a Good Samaritan.
She was awarded the Echo Klassik Prize for “Concert Recording of the Year” in 2015. As a soloist and ensemble musician she has given concerts in over 30 countries and has played with the Berlin Radio Symphony orchestra, BBC Philharmonic, Brussels Philharmonic, Argentine National Symphony Orchestra, and more. She was also featured in the premiere of Fazil Say's Universe and Mesopotamia Symphonies. In 2016, she released an album featuring her own composition “Fantasias for Theremin and String Quartet” with the American Contemporary Music Ensemble. In 2022, she performed at the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
In 2016, Carolina Eyck began touring her innovative solo Theremin & Voice program. She breaks new ground using a surround sound system, allowing her theremin to break free and fill the space. Magical loops and artfully arranged layers of Carolina's voice are generated live on stage and fly through the room in sync with her dance-like performance. Her transcription of Ennio Morricone's “The Ecstasy of Gold” has been viewed more than 15 million times online. Carolina has released several solo albums, including “Elegies for Theremin & Voice” (2019) and “Thetis 2086” (2022).
Carolina Eyck regularly conducts theremin workshops, lectures, and master classes worldwide. She developed her own precise eight-finger-position playing technique by age 16 and published the first extensive theremin method book “The Art of Playing the Theremin”. Her method is now being used by thereminists around the world and has revolutionised how the instrument is played.