Founder of the renowned Artemis Quartet, with which he performed for three decades in all major concert series and festivals worldwide, in 2019 Eckart Runge left the quartet to pursue new artistic challenges, pursuing solo projects and a passion for programs that combine varied musical genres and art forms. Since 1996, he has also played in duo with Jacques Ammon, performing original arrangements of varied musical repertoire across Europe, North and South America and Asia. His debut album with orchestra features Concerto, Op. 85 by Nikolai Kapustin, and Concerto No. 1 by Alfred Schnittke with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin conducted by Frank Strobel. He is Professor at the Arts University of Berlin and at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Brussels.
Eckart Runge plays a 1595 cello made by the brothers Hieronymus and Antonio Amati, on generous loan from Merito String Instrument Trust Vienna.