Dane Roberts was born in Iowa/USA, grew up in California and currently lives near Cologne. He studied in Los Angeles, Oberschützen, Vienna, Siena and Sermonetta. Since 1986, he is double bass player of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, and since 2007 a member of Freiburger Barockorchester. He is one of the leading double bass and violone players in Europe, and has appeared with ensembles like Musica Antiqua Köln, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Camerata Academia Salzburg, Orchestra of the 18th Century, Ensemble der Mozartwoche Salzburg, Ensemble Modern, Orchester Anima Eterna, Harmonie Universelle, Concentus Musicus Wien and Berliner Philharmoniker. He teaches double bass and violone at Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Frankfurt am Main and is professor at Kunstuniversität Graz since 2014.