|Date of Birth
||9 October 1975
|Place of Birth
||Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Haylie Ecker, is a violin player who plays first violin with the popular, multi-million selling classical crossover group Bond. She plays a 1751 J.B Guadagnini.
Ecker, from Perth, Western Australia, was educated at the all-girls' Penrhos College. She received a First Class Honours Degree in Music and a Postgraduate Degree in Advanced Solo Studies from London's Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She continues her classical violin career in addition to playing with Bond and other musicians.
Ecker recently worked with Magnus Fiennes on the $10 million animated cartoon series Freefonix in which she plays the character Syun, who has the superpower to manipulate time via extraordinary violin skills. Ecker is a featured artist on Zucchero’s album "Zucchero & Co" on the track Everybody's Gotta Learn Sometime, (Parlophone). Ecker presents for Classical Destinations Education Series 1, released internationally in 2007.
Ecker debated against British Cultural commentator Norman Lebrecht on BBC Breakfast, which led to further invitations to debate current music issues on British media, including The Mozart Effect on LebrechtLive for BBC3 Radio and a discussion on The Music Manifesto and music education with Julian Lloyd Webber on BBC2 TV's Lunchtime Show. Ecker recently toured with and recorded on Oi Va Voi's latest album.