Greg Nelson received his Masters in Cello Performance from the University of Minnesota in 2009, and he currently holds a position as adjunct cello instructor at St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, MN.  Greg maintains a regular schedule as a performer and in addition to his work with the Urthema String Quartet is also a member of the Duluth/Superior orchestra, the Lirica Chamber Ensemble, and is currently the principal cellist of the St. Cloud Civic Symphony orchestra under the direction of Andrew Altenbach.  A love of trying new things and playing obscure music has also lead Greg to numerous performance endeavors in unlikely venues most recently at mixed Blood Theater in downtown Minneapolis where he performed as cello soloist in Theater Mu’s world premier performance of the play Bahala Na.

As an educator, Greg maintains a small private studio from his home in Minneapolis, in addition to his position as adjunct instructor at St. Cloud State and his position as a graduate assistant in the cello studio of Tanya Remenikova at the university of Minnesota.

Greg currently resides in the East Lake Street neighborhood of Minneapolis, with his lovely partner and drinks a ton of coffee to avoid unconsciousness with the busy schedule he keeps.  In what spare time he does have, he reads good books, cooks good food, and of course collaborates to make good music with good people a.k.a. jams with Urthema.