Christian Zincke performs throughout Europe as a soloist and continuo player in a variety of ensembles including Camerata Köln, La Stagione Frankfurt, Ricercar Consort, Bell’Arte Salzburg, Marais Consort, Capella Thuringia, Main-Barockorchester Frankfurt, and others.
He studied with Jaap ter Linden, Rainer Zipperling, and Philippe Pierlot, earning his diploma at the Koninklijk Conservatorium in The Hague, Holland. He is a regular guest in such respected houses as the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the Viennese Musikverein, the Alte Oper Frankfurt, and has performed at “Wratislava Cantans””, the “Semana de Música Religiosa de Cuenca”, and the “Festwochen der Alte Musik” in Innsbruck. Numerous recordings attest to the excellence of his playing. Christian Zincke plays a viola da gamba built in Saxony (1710) and a violone from southern Germany made in the late 18th century.
In 1999 he founded the ensemble Echo du Danube, the name of which is borrowed from the title of a collection of Sonatas published in 1709 by viola da gamba virtuoso, Johann Schenck. From its initial focus on 17th-century chamber music, the ensemble has developed a rich repertory in a few years, to which its all-round vitality bears witness.
Important events for Echo du Danube have been concerts in a tour for the Hessischer Rundfunk within the framework of the “Resonanzen Festival” in the Viennese Konzerthaus, the “Feste Musicali” in Cologne, the “Carinthischer Sommer” in Austria, and the Krakow Festival in Poland, as well as concert tours to Lebanon, Morocco, and South Korea.
The programs of Echo du Danube are frequently repeats of première performances that have required intensive research, which for Christian Zincke is a fundamental aspect of being part of the Early Music world.