Nelson is a multi-instrumentalist and composer from Longmont, Colorado currently studying cello performance under Dr. Charles Lee. He plays with the Denver Young Artists Orchestra, and served as principal cellist for the Greater Boulder Youth Orchestra for their 2016-2017 season.
Nelson was honored to be selected as principal cellist for the 2017 Colorado All State Symphony and section cellist for the 2016 Western States Chamber Orchestra, and has participated in other festivals such as the 2016 Lamont Summer Academy at DU. Also in 2016, he was the featured youth composer for the Denver Playground Ensemble's 11th annual Colorado Composers Concert.
Outside of classical music, Nelson can be found performing as a musical improviser with Playback Theatre West, and as a freelancer around the Denver-Boulder area with musicians such as Sean Flynn and Anthony Salvo.