Tucker Callander, a native of the Capital Region, has been performing in the area since he was 10 years old with various groups, including the Empire State Youth Orchestra, Glens Falls Symphony, and Schenectady Symphony. He has had the opportunity to perform in Europe on several occasions, including serving as the principal 2nd violinist in the Conservatoire de Strasbourg Symphony Orchestra while studying abroad.
Tucker attended Syracuse University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Violin Performance and served as the concertmaster his senior year. Go Cuse! After graduating, he began branching out of the classical world and exploring a variety of genres, from bluegrass to jazz to rock. Tucker prides himself on being a versatile musician, being able to sight read music or use his ear and adapt to whatever the situation calls for. He has played in front of sold out crowds at the Times Union Center and at music festivals such as Country Fest. He currently plays in several groups including Jim Gaudet and the Railroad Boys, the Hot Club of Saratoga, the Silver Arrow Band, and the 9 and ¾ Ensemble.