Dylan Rieck

Cellist, Composer, Aranger

Dylan Rieck is a cellist, composer and music teacher, currently residing in Portland, OR. He is available for live and studio cello performance as well as original composition and arranging services. 

September 2015 News: 

I recently won the audition with the Portland Opera and am thrilled to be joining the Opera Orchestra in the 2016 season!

On October 3rd, I will be performing my original piece 'Realignment' for live cello & violin with prerecorded tracks at the Froelick Gallery in Portland. This event is another collaboration between myself and the amazing painter, Michael Schultheis. Julie Coleman will be joining me on violin with Jim Bergman engineering. 


As much as it was sad to leave Austin, my family and I are excited to be relocated to Portland, Oregon! I am exploring the music scene here and accepting new students for my studio. I'm sure that lots of new projects will develop up here.

In recent recording news: i did some work for a future release by Hospital Ships (it may be a while before this is out,) this is some really interesting indie music with some far-out string work by myself and Aisha Burns. I miss all of my Austin friends/colleagues & collaborators, but will try to visit regularly. i embrace all of my new Portland friends/colleagues & collaborators!


2014 was an exciting year personally and musically. Releases that I contributed to include Balmorhea's 7" release Heir and Amplive's Headphone Concerto.

2014 saw the launch of www.dronetonetool.com, an online resource for reference tone practice.

A personal highlight was the composition of my piece for string quartet entitled 7 hearts. This was a collaboration with the amazing painter Michael Schultheis and included our lecture/premier performance in Seattle.

In 2015, i look forward to launching a dronetool app for mobile devices, composing, and playing music all year long!


Visit www.dylanrieck.bandcamp.com for more brand new original music, including licensable commercial-length tracks.

Visit www.dronetonetool.com to stream cello drones for reference tone practice. Great for improving intonation!

All Content Copyright Dylan Rieck, 2015