Sara Nelson

Cellist Sara Nelson is a native of Houston, Texas, where she graduated from the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. She received her Bachelor of Cello Performance degree with Paul Olefsky at the University of Texas at Austin.

In 1997 she became a founding member of the Tosca String Quartet, which has garnered an international reputation by collaborating with renowned artists from a variety of genres, including David Byrne, Bob Schneider, the Dixie Chicks and Spoon. Sara is also a prolific session musician with over 70 recording credits to her name. She is a member of the Austin Symphony Orchestra, Austin Opera Orchestra, and the Montopolis Chamber Ensemble.