Born in Wellington New Zealand, Dylan holds degrees in Guitar performance and Composition from Victoria University, Wellington. He has studied with Stefano Bellon in Venice and held a DAAD stipend to work with Dieter Mack in Lübeck. Dylan has been the recipient of many scholarships and awards including the award of first place with his piece “Four Fragments” in the Asian Composers League Young Composers’ Competition in Tokyo. Among the musicians to commission his works have been Tosiya Suzuki, Lucas Vis, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and members of Musik Fabrik. His pieces have been programmed in the Gaudeamus Festival in Amsterdam and the Darmstadt Music Festival. He has participated in the Acanthes course with Peter Eotvos, the Darmstadt course with Beat Furrer and Dieter Mack and the Royaumont course with Brian Ferneyhough. Dylan has performed with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra,Stroma, 175 East and also throughout Asia and Europe.