Nelson is a multi-instrumentalist and composer from Longmont, Colorado currently studying cello performance under Dr. Charles Lee. He has played with the Denver Young Artists Orchestra, and served as principal cellist for the Greater Boulder Youth Orchestra for their 2016-2017 season.
Nelson has been honored to be selected as principal cellist in the 2017 Colorado All State Symphony, section cellist and masterclass participant in the 2016 Western States Chamber Orchestra, as well as a participant in other festivals and masterclasses around Colorado. Nelson's compositions have also been selected for performance in both the 2017 and 2018 Colorado Composers Concerts by the Playground Ensemble in Denver.
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 Anthony Salvo and Sean Flynn.