Daniel Nelson

Born: 1965
Country: Sweden

Daniel Nelson (b. 1965) received his musical education at the Peabody Conservatory of Music where he studied with Jean Eichelberger-Ivey, and at the University of Chicago where he studied with Ralph Shapey. He has also studied in Sweden with Lars-Erik Rosell.

Nelson’s music has been described as being pulse-oriented with a neo-romantic vein. Critics have also remarked on the “magnificently mobile orchestration” and “exuberant energy”.

Nelson has composed primarily for orchestra. He has enjoyed an especially close collaboration with the Nordic Chamber Orchestra which resulted in four works. Chiefly among these is his Metallëphônic (2002) for tuba and orchestra, which has since its premiere been performed more than forty times by orchestras in Europe, Australia, Asia and North America.

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Fnugg Red on Hong Kong "national" TV. Ben Pierce and I was interviewed and played a world premiere of the duet version of Fnugg Red last week. Much fun!
Sheet music available here: http://www.ovationmusic.com/fnuggredeuphoniumandtuba
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Last week’s Asia Tuba Euphonium Festival at the Chinese University of Hong Kong featured around 50 players from Norway, the United States, Korea, Japan, Thailand and Taiwan. While they were here, tuba players, Øystein Baadsvik from Norway and Benjamin Pierce from the United States came in to talk to fellow brass musician, Ben Pelletier. ASIA Tuba Euphonium Festival 2017 #ØysteinBaadsvik #BenjaminPierce #Tuba #Euphonium #LowBrass #Multiphonics #LipBeat #Fnugg

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Looking forward to the Asia Tuba Euphonium festival this week! On my way to Hong Kong. ... See MoreSee Less

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The bell of the tuba fell off (!) while I walked off the stage in Canada yesterday. In front of a horrified audience I chased the bell as it bounced over the stage. I managed to grab it just before it rolled over the stage edge. Incredibly there was no damage to it. Not even a small dent. Solid german quality from Miraphone!
Backstage, my friend Lance Nagel immediately awarded me the No-bell prize 😂
Must remember to tighten those screws next time...
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