Carolina Eyck

German-Sorbian-born Carolina Eyck was introduced to the theremin by her parents at the age of 7. She took her first theremin lessons with Lydia Kavina. Since her debut in the Berlin Philharmonie in 2002 she has come to be regarded as one of the best theremin soloists worldwide.

At the age of 16, Carolina developed a new precise playing technique, called the 8 finger position technique. She published the first extensive theremin method book, entitled "The Art of Playing the Theremin," in 2006. With this technique the player is able to tune the theremin to their hand and rely on their finger positions, rather than correcting notes after they are audible. This method has been used by thereminists around the world and has revolutionized the way the instrument is played.

In 2016, Carolina started touring with her solo program for Theremin & Voice. By singing without lyrics, voice and theremin often merge symbiotically and can no longer be distinguished from each other. The voice gives the theremin something human, the theremin her voice something unapproachable. With loops and a variety of sound effects, Carolina develops whole choirs and extends the theremin's color palette.

Photo by Ananda Costa

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