Greg Nelson served as Adjunct Instructor of Cello at St. Cloud State University from fall of 2007 thru spring of 2011. He received his Bachelor of Music in performance from St. Olaf College under the instruction of Dr. David Carter, and his Master of Music in the same field from the University of Minnesota with Prof. Tanya Remenikova. He maintains a studio of cellists in the Minneapolis area and has been instructor at the Strings and Piano Academy Summer festival at St. Olaf College.
Mr. Nelson has been principal cellist with the St. Olaf Orchestra (with whom he performed Shostokovich’s cello concerto in 2005), the Muncie Civic Symphony, the St. Cloud Symphony, Linden Hills Chamber Orchestra, and the University of MN symphony orchestra. His teachers have included, Dr. David Carter, Mr. Mihai Tetel, Prof. Tanya Remenikova and Mr. Sachiya Isomura.. In addition to his educational endeavors Greg maintains an active performance career appearing at various venues in the Twin Cites Metro and St. Cloud areas. He has appeared as guest soloist with the Linden HIll Chamber orchestra, Kenwood Symphony, St. Cloud Symphony and internationally known choral group Magnum Chorum among others.
Mr. Nelson works as a paraprofessional in Special Education at Richfield Middle School and is an avid endurance runner in his spare time.