Jason Duckles, cello, has received numerous awards, including Grand Prize in the Concert Artists Guild Competition and Top Prize in the Munich ARD International Competition. He has also been a member of the Avalon String Quartet and the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, and has appeared frequently as the cellist for the Mark Morris Dance Group, touring throughout the United States and Europe. He can be heard on the Sony Recording Enchantment with Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Project. He received his undergraduate degree from Northwestern University, and his Master’s and Doctorate from the State University of New York at Stony Brook as a student of Timothy Eddy. He teaches at both Wesleyan University and Connecticut College, and has given master-classes at Dartmouth College, the Longy School of Music, and Stanford University.