ERIK DYKE Double Bass
The Harllee H. and Pauline G. Jobe Chair
Erik Dyke, double bassist with the North Carolina Symphony since 1978, is a graduate of the University of Michigan and native to Ann Arbor. As a student of Lawrence P. Hurst, Mr. Dyke continued studies at the Aspen Music Festival with Stuart Sankey and Peter Mercurio at the Music Academy of the West for many years.
Mr. Dyke has been Operations Manager at the Music Academy Summer Festival in Santa Barbara, California since 1985. He has also performed at the Spoleto Festival of Two Worlds, Las Palmas, Canary Islands Opera and the Santa Fe Opera.
He performs on a five-string bass instrument of Italian/English origin and on a 1790 Italian four-string model which was long heard with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.
Other interests include building model airplanes and trains, bicycling, art, history and conservation. He is a volunteer in the Raleigh city-wide Adopt-a-Stream program and is active in the community.
He married Anne Larson, flute performer and educator in June 2002. Thor Larson Dyke was born 12/12/03 and enjoys bringing up the rear on his parents’ tandem biking outings.