Violinist, cellist, composer, and inventor Duncan Wickel is, in the words of The Boston Globe, “A considerable talent…as persuasive in a traditional Irish ballad as he is country fiddling or ripping through cascading classical flourishes or atonal double stops”. Duncan has performed twice on CBS' The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and has toured and/or recorded with The Duhks, John Doyle, Karan Casey, Ruth Moody, Rushad Eggleston, Cara Dillon, Matuto, Tapiere, Emily Elbert, Maeve Gilchrist, The Rondo Rigs and a host of others. “With bowing, plucking, rubbing and tickling, he could turn the violin into a whole orchestra.” -The Boston Phoenix
Starting with an early focus on classical and Irish playing, Duncan became interested in jazz and attended Berklee College of Music in Boston. By now, his music has echoed off the walls at Carnagie Hall, Lincoln Center and the Kennedy Center, and he has performed and taught in 22 countries over 6 continents. Duncan has recorded a number of CDs, from a solo one to a duo with Lily Henley. He plays with Stash Wyslouch's The Stash! Band, with a new CD out in 2017. Finally, Duncan is the inventor of The Wickelbuckle- a stylish apparatus which enables violinists to release their shoulders, head and neck while playing.