Classical Concerts as principal first violin at the Cologne Philharmonic or Live Gigs with his electric Violin in the Club Scene- Dylan Naylor rocks!
At the age of 8, Dylan's parents made his wish for his birthday come true and let him play the violin. Very soon he became a virtuoso, receiving lessons at the Music Colleges of Cologne and Düsseldorf while still going to school. Famous musicians like W. Christ from the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, the Alban Berg- and the Guaneri String Quartet were inspiring teachers at master classes Dylan attended. He graduated at the Hamburg Music College in 2002. Along the way he won prizes in the German music competition "Jugend musiziert" and played in several German and European youth orchestras, working with famous maestros such as Vladimir Ashkenazy, Claudio Abbado and Pierre Boulez. After having played in several chamber orchestras as concertmaster and soloist, Dylan gained work experience in the Cologne Philharmonic Orchestra ("Gürzenich Orchester") and the Radio Symphony Orchestra of Hamburg (NDR). In 2002 he joined the Hamburg State Symphony Orchestra as principal first violin. In September 2011 he moved back to Cologne to take the same position in the Cologne Philharmonic Orchestra.
After having achieved so much in the classical music business, Dylan is now looking for a new challenge: the idea of combining his skills as a violinist with his other musical passion, his love for House-Music! On the island of Ibiza he gets inspired at the Club Opening Fiestas. First steps in Pop Music for him have been Concerts and CD recordings with German artists like Joy Denalane, Marius Müller-Westernhagen and Sascha, as well as playing in the band of DSDS (German Idol). In June 2013, he played with the legendary Barbra Streisand at her concerts in Cologne and Berlin.
With the Berlin based DJ and Producer Chris Bekker Dylan started performing live at venues in Berlin, Hamburg and Duesseldorf. Milestones in his career have been gigs at the main parties at Prides in Berlin, Cologne, Zurich and Madrid. With his first appearance at SPACE, Ibiza, performing together with DJ Oliver M., he left the audience on the terrace mesmerized! Dylan performed at the infamous „Wig Party“ in London twice, opening his set with a Bach Partita before switching to pumping House Tunes, as well as at the massive "Infinita" Party at the Orgullo in Madrid. In November 2013, Dylan will be playing at the 24th anniversary of "La Demence" in Brussels.
Studio Sessions with Hamburg based DJ and Producer "Stimming", who will feature Dylan on tracks of his upcoming studio album, have been a great inspiration. Since his return to Cologne, Dylan is also making his way into producing and remixing, teaming up with "Sorry Shoes" record label founder and international DJ Mike Kelly. His brand-new project is "straDIVArious", a collaboration with the glamorous House Diva Sua Amoa ("In bed with Space") Finally, in March 2013 the first Single of Dylan Naylor and Italian DJ and producer Laera has been released! "Mediterranean Rhapsody" is featured on various compilations on itunes and beatport, and has been supported by French DJ legend Bob Sinclar in his radio show