Steven Sharp Nelson is no stranger to the stage and is sought after by other performing artists and recording studios. He has recorded on over 100 different albums. He was nominated as the best instrumental musician of the year by the FCMA. His first solo album, Sacred Cello (2006), was among Billboard's top 20 classical recordings in the world, next to artists such as Yo Yo Ma. Sacred Cello also received a Pearl Award for Best Instrumental Classical Album. His recently released album, Tender Mercies, (2008) is currently ranked in the top albums at music stores across the United States. He has soloed and recorded with the many professional performing ensembles.
Steven’s arrangements and compositions have also received international acclaim and have been performed by professional symphony orchestras, choirs, and solo artists all over the world. His most recent symphony, AFRICA, co-composed with Marshall McDonald, has been downloaded 38 million times since its 2008 premiere.
Steven enjoys spending time with his wife, Julie, son, Elias, and daughter, Lucy. They currently reside in Salt Lake City, Utah. Steven believes any talent he possesses is owed to traits endowed by his loving father and mother.