Eckhart Richter received his Bachelor and Master of Music degree at the Yale University School of Music and his Doctorate of Music at the Florida State University School of Music . His principal cello teacher, Luigi Silva introduced him to early cello music and his principal theory and composition teacher was Paul Hindemith. Five of his articles on this composer have been published in the Hindemith Jahrbuch and his article, "Paul Hindemith as Director of the Yale Collegium Musicum" in the Spring 1978 issue of College Music SYMPOSIUM. A former member of the Houston and National Symphony Orchestra, he has appeared as soloist and chamber music player on the U.S. Public Broadcasting and Educational Televisions Network and toured throughout the United States and Europe. For eleven summers he was a cello teacher, chamber music coach and Associate Musical Director at the Kinhaven Music School in Vermont. He was on the music faculty of Converse College School of Music, Missisiippi State College for Women, the University of Georgia, Emory University where he directed the Emory Consort, and Georgia State University from where he retired in 1995. He has also been a member of the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra and is still a member of the Atlanta Symphony Chorus since 1988.