Dylan Reckner

double bass

Dylan draws from a broad performance experience across multiple genres and ethnic music traditions, while remaining firmly rooted in the classical practice. As a chamber musician, he has performed alongside established master performers including Lawrence Dutton of the Emerson Quartet, Tchaikovsky Competition winner Itamar Zorman, Amy Schwartz-Moretti of the Ehnes Quartet, and Cavani Quartet’s Annie Fullard. As an orchestral player, he is a regular substitute with the Charleston Symphony, played in the McDuffie Center Chamber Orchestra under the baton of Mo. Ward Stare and for the prestigious Heifetz Institute at Mary Baldwin University. He served as principal bassist for the McGill University Orchestra and Tanglewood Institute Orchestra.

Dylan is currently pursuing a Master of Music degree at Yale University in the studio of Donald Palma. He completed a Bachelor of Music in performance at Mercer University’s Robert McDuffie Center for Strings where he was in the teaching studios of distinguished artists Daniel Tosky and Jeff Turner. Dylan began his undergraduate studies at McGill University’s Schulich School of Music before transferring to Mercer University.

Dylan’s bass performance and teaching are informed and enhanced by his studies of the Alexander Technique, jazz, voice, cello, piano, composition, and Tai Chi. He has experience teaching students from middle school to high school. Dylan Reckner, bassist, draws from a broad performance experience across multiple genres while remaining firmly rooted in the classical practice. As a chamber musician, he has performed alongside established master performers including Lawrence Dutton of the Emerson Quartet, Tchaikovsky Competition winner Itamar Zorman, Amy Schwartz-Moretti of the Ehnes Quartet, and Cavani Quartet’s Annie Fullard. 

Dylan is currently pursuing a Master of Music degree at Yale University. He completed his Bachelor of Music in performance at Mercer University’s Robert McDuffie Center for Strings. Dylan began his undergraduate studies at McGill University’s Schulich School of Music before transferring to Mercer University.