Carsten Hein was born in Hesse in 1979. He studied jazz and popular music with a major in bass guitar at the Arnhem University of the Arts in the Netherlands, followed by cultural and media
management at Freie Universität Berlin. Based in Berlin, he works as a freelance bassist in a wide range of different musical genres. Live or in the studio he has played with Ivy Quainoo, Ari
Benjamin Meyers, Neneh Cherry, Julia Marcell, Ladi6, Mellow Mark, Skew Siskin, Nosliw, Tulp, Martin Jondo, Kristiina Tuomi, Zo Knarr, Marcus Klossek and others. Concerts and tours have taken him
to most European countries and North Africa.
He uses the bass combined with electronics as a source for sound explorations. As a stage musician he has been involved in productions at Schauspiel Frankfurt, Ballhaus Naunynstraße Berlin, for Polly Maggoo Amsterdam and Theater Oostpol Arnhem.
As a soloist and band member, Carsten has won prizes at Jugend Jazzt, the Young Jazz award Tübingen and the Nujazzprijs Dordrecht. In November 2018 he released his latest album with his own compositions, alongside Swiss label Unit Records.