Ranaan Meyer (founding member) is a double bassist redefining the career path of a professional musician. His work runs the gamut from appearances with the Philadelphia Orchestra to Joshua Radin, and all points between. Ranaan began playing the double bass at age 11 and has worked with many of the double bass’s greatest teachers, including Rufus Reid, Hal Robinson, Gary Karr, Neil Courtney, Larry Grenadier and many more. His studies at the Curtis Institute of Music led him to the formation of Time for Three with fellow students and violinists Nick Kendall and Zach DePue.
When not performing with Time for Three, Ranaan Meyer spends his time building Ranaan Meyer Entertainment, a company dedicated to the universal education of double bass players. Through summer camps Wabass Institute and Wabass Workshop, Ranaan works with the most promising students and professionals in the world every summer. Recently, Ranaan began publishing The Next Level Bassist, a free online journal that is dedicated to bass education. Ranaan recently received a Community Partner grant from the American Composers Forum to compose 10 pieces for student musicians in disadvantaged areas, and will be conducting residencies on those pieces beginning in the fall of 2013.
Ranaan currently performs on a Cavani double bass made in Italy circa 1892 and a Reid Hudson bow. Committed to enhancing his live sound, Ranaan has developed a new system for amplification. His setup includes a Mackie 12 channel mixer, Ernie Ball volume pedal, and Digitech Bass Driver. Ranaan uses a Fishman Full Circle pickup and DPA d:vote bass microphone to amplify his sound. Ranaan is sponsored through David Gage String Repair with the use of the Featherweight flight case, and Shank Strings, performing all repair work on Ranaan’s bass and bows.
Ranaan Meyer last performed for Jolla Music Society at SummerFest 2015.