Haylie Ecker

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Haylie Ecker
Born (1975-10-09) 9 October 1975 (age 39)
Origin Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Instruments Violin, piano
Associated acts Bond, Oi Va Voi
Notable instruments
1751 J.B. Guadagnini, Starfish electric violin

Haylie Ecker (born 9 October 1975) is a founding member and the former first violinist of the multi-platinum selling classical crossover string quartet Bond.[1] She left Bond in 2008 to become a mother. 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 BBC Radio 3 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.

Ecker left Bond in 2008 to become a mother. She has a son named Ari and a daughter named Uma Sky.

In 2010, she starred in Edmond Terakopian's mini-film Homage.

Prizes won[edit]


  1. ^ Mok, Davena (11 March 2002). "Sex in the Symphony". Time (magazine). Retrieved 6 February 2010. 

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