Eckhard Lenzing was born in Waren, East Germany in 1963. In 1979 he studied bassoon with Herbert Heilmann at the Academy of Music Hanns Eisler in East Berlin. After completing his studies in 1983 he played as a bassoonist with the Norddeutsche Philharmonie Rostock (formerly the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Volkstheater in Rostock) and in 1991 he became a member of the Ottetto Amsterdam, which has won numerous prizes in competitions.
In 1992 Eckhard Lenzing studied baroque bassoon with Claude Wassmer at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Switzerland and since then has been active in the early music scene. He has performed with Les Arts Florissants in Paris, the Freiburg Barockorchester, and the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, of which he has been a member since 1996. He regularly teaches master classes on historical bassoon and served as a teacher at the Hochschule für Musik in Karlsruhe from 1997 until 2010. Since 2005 has taught at the Hochschule für Musik in Trossingen and since 2006 has been active in promoting compositions for children. He has also worked with the Ensemble Amphion since 1999, which received first prize at the van Wassenaer Competition in The Hague and has produced numerous CDs specializing in the music of Mozart, Beethoven, Krommer, and Triebensee.