Monday, September 21, 2009

Cleveland Orchestra Blog Highlights AfriClassical Interview With Violist Eliesha Nelson

[Quincy Porter, Complete Viola Works; Eliesha Nelson, viola; John McLaughlin Williams, violin, piano, harpsichord; Douglas Roth, harp; Northwest Sinfonia, John McLaughlin Williams, conductor; Dorian Recordings DSL 90911 (73:47) (2009)]
Friday, September 18, 2009
Cleveland Orchestra Viola Eliesha Nelson on growing up in Alaska and her recent recording

William J. Zick, of the blog AfriClassical, recently interviewed Cleveland Orchestra viola Eliesha Nelson about her recent recording of pieces by Quincy Porter, to be released on September 29. Ms. Nelson discusses growing up in Alaska, motherhood, and standing in Lake Erie for a photo shoot for the recording. Read part one and part two of his interview to get the whole story.

You can also listen to excerpts from the recording on her website.

Ms. Nelson grew up in North Pole, Alaska, and graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Music, with a bachelor's degree in violin and a master's degree in viola. She also studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London.

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