Cellist Steven Sharp Nelson is best known for his award winning string arrangements and energetic performances with artists such as Jon Schmidt, Peter Breinholt, Paul Cardall and many more. Now, in his personal album debut, Steven Sharp Nelson delivers a powerful, yet reverent interpretation of various inspirational cello pieces. Relax and enjoy his performances of The Water is Wide with Peter Breinholt, Claire de Lune with Jon Schmidt, Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring with Paul Cardall, Beautiful Savior with David Tolk, along with other beautiful solo performances such as O Savior Thou Who Wearest a Crown, Be Still My Soul, Bach's Suite for Cello, God Be With You Till We Meet Again and more. Sharp's CD is produced by and features arrangements by Paul Cardall.
About the Author
Steven Sharp Nelson is a pioneer in “cello-percussion”—an alternative performance method that combines traditional, lyrical cello techniques and unconventional pizzicato and percussive technique. He began studying cello at age 8, percussion at age 12 and guitar at age 17. He has invented a new method of playing the cello that combines elements learned from each of these instruments. He obtained a degree in music from the University of Utah School of Music, graduating in 2002.
Nelson’s true cello career began when he was 15. He was recruited by Peter Breinholt to arrange string parts and perform with Breinholt’s band, Big Parade. Since then he has recorded on over 100 different albums ranging from folk & bluegrass to hip hop. He has also made his way as a solo artist. His first album Sacred Cello (2006) was atop the Billboard Charts. He has since two more solo albums that have also received significant acclaim (Tender Mercies, 2008 and Christmas Cello, 2010)
Nelson is well known for his collaborations with pianist Jon Schmidt as The Piano Guys – most particularly in their mash-up arrangement of Taylor Swift’s “Love Story” and Coldplay’s “Viva La Vida,” a YouTube sensation. Schmidt and Nelson perform regularly together throughout the United States and the world.
by Cherilyn - reviewed on October 10, 2008
The cello is one of my favorite instruments. This selection of beautiful music helps me calm myself and tune out the anxieties of the day. Such beautiful hymns and classical music are treasures to my heart.
by Stacie - reviewed on June 01, 2012
Beautiful, rich sounding cello, with amazing piano accompniment. By far, one of my favorite CD's ever. I listen to it in the car, at the office, everywhere! Love, love, love it!
by Customer - reviewed on November 04, 2008
I just love the arrangements in this wonderful CD. This relaxing music is perfect for Sunday or anytime!
by Kerrie - reviewed on November 12, 2008
Beautiful music perfect for anytime!
by Becky - reviewed on September 16, 2008
I love this cd. It is very soothing and beautiful.
A must have for the CD library
by Abigail - reviewed on November 10, 2008
This is a beautiful CD. Very soothing to the spirit. Beautiful background music. Brings the spirit into the home.
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