Cellist and composer Dylan Rieck is principal cellist for the Portland Opera orchestra. He has performed over 800 concerts in 15 countries globally. Dylan’s original compositions span a wide range of musical styles and convey a sense of exploration and urgency. He has taught cello and music theory lessons to students from elementary school through university levels. An avid collaborator, Dylan finds inspiration from working with artists in many fields to blend ideas into rich tapestries of new work. 

About Dylan

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Projects and Accomplishments
  • Principal cellist in Portland Opera 

  • Master's Degree in Cello Performance

    • Received an award for 'Outstanding Master's Recital' for his performance of both Haydn C and D Concerti with chamber orchestra

  • Composer in residence for Hypernova dance (formerly the Offshore Project)

    • Collaborated with dancers/choreographers to write original pieces

    • Led musicians in live performances

  • Collaborated in multiple compositions and presentations with renowned artist Michael Schultheis

    • Presented lecture and concert sponsored by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine

    • Lecture and performance at WSU Jordan Schnitzer museum of art

  • Touring internationally and recording with Balmorhea

  • Teaching cello in a variety of capacities

    • A Texas solo and ensemble winning a competition high school string quartet

    • Adjunct professor of cello at Marylhurst University

    • Private and group lessons for the entire age span

  • Recorded original music for film, podcasts and commercials and numerous records including folk, country, classical, pop, rock, metal, ambient

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