CHRISTYLEZ BACON & WILLIAM “WYTOLD” LEBING DUO Wytold plays an electric cello with two extra strings allowing him to capture the depth and power of a stand-up bass, the rich tonal timbre of the acoustic cello, and the bright crispness of violin solos and harmonies. He records his live playing on stage using a loop pedal to create his own rock-orchestral compositions that have been featured in film, theater, and dance. Growing up in northern Virginia with interweaving passions for youth orchestra, powerful guitar solos, Bach cello suites, and popular radio songs from the ‘90s and 2000s, Wytold’s original music celebrates classical technique hand-in-hand with modern grooves, improv, and rhythms of pop, rock, jazz, and world styles. Using electronic edge alongside acoustic harmonies and double-stop grit, Wytold’s electrified-chamber sound energizes rock clubs as much as it inspires reflective audiences in the concert hall.

Wytold gave a TEDx performance in 2015 and his music is featured in the Sundance award-winning and EMMY-nominated film, Blood Brother, and the recently released award-winning documentary, New Chefs on the Block. His album, "Fireflies, Fairies & Squids" ranked in the Top Ten RMR World Music Radio Chart for 13 weeks in a row, with “Giant Squids” at #1 for 6 weeks. He regularly performs and leads music workshops for Veterans and service members at military hospitals and USOs. Wytold regularly is also an active composer and touring member of the contemporary dance company, Christopher K Morgan & Artists (CKM&A), an NS Design featured artist, recent Strathmore Artist in Residence, and recipient of several grant awards from the Maryland State Arts Council, the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, and the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County.