Deryn Cullen is a South African cellist and composer based in the UK, where she has lived since completing her music degree in 2000.
After meeting her future husband, composer Dan Cullen in 2005, she left the mad rush of London where she had been working as a freelance orchestral and session cellist, and moved to Leeds in 2006. The pair established a permanent musical partnership, and got married in 2007. While they worked on making a name for themselves as media composers, Deryn's cello playing which features heavily in Dan's compositions caught the attention of many top Hollywood and European composers. Working remotely from her home studio, Deryn's cello has found its way onto a multitude of media projects including the critically acclaimed game, Mass Effect 3, Two Steps from Hell's 2013 release, Orion, Liquid Cinema's 2014 release Aeterna and Immediate Music's Trailerhead release, Nu Epiq and the new Syfy series, Dominion to name a few. She has worked with award-winning composers and has established herself as the go-to cellist for many established film composers.
Deryn will be making her solo recording debut in 2015, performing and writing cello parts on Dan's epic compositions. The album will be released by Immediate Music's record label, Imperativa Records.