Violist Lauren Nelson appears as a chamber and orchestral musician on both modern and baroque viola both throughout the U.S. and on international tours. She currently resides in Boston where she can be heard performing with Boston Baroque, Grand Harmonie and Harvard Baroque Chamber Orchestra on her historical viola. She performs with many regional orchestras in the Greater Boston area on her modern viola, but mostly enjoys putting together intimate chamber music concerts with delicious hor’d’oeuvres and drinks.
Lauren believes that music has the power to reach everyone. Growing up in rural New Hampshire, she was a regular participant at the Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music where she learned how chamber music has the power to create lasting relationships. Nowadays, she’s building a career that combines performing, teaching and social action to make an impact on her community. She is making an impact teaching music to the children of the Haitian community Boston, and at the Conservatory Lab Charter School.
Lauren studied viola with Roger Tapping at the New England Conservatory. She received her Master’s Degree from the University of Kentucky and her Bachelor’s Degree from the Eastman School of Music under the tutelage of Deborah Lander and John Graham, respectively.