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Rebecca Nelson

Rebecca Nelson (b. 1992) is a songwriter from Gera, Germany. Born into a family of classical musicians, she began practicing violin at age four and absorbed a healthy diet of Bach, Phil Collins, and Gillian Welch.


After earning her Bachelor’s at Rice University and a Master’s at the University of Oklahoma, Rebecca diverged from her classical violin training, diving head first into the enchanting world of Historical Performance. Through her new love of baroque music and old love of folk and bluegrass, Rebecca found her voice as a composer.


Since graduating from The Juilliard School’s Historical Performance program, she has joined and founded exciting new ensembles including Nuova Pratica and Relic. Her debut album, Do Not Lament, was released this year.

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