An engaging performer and inspired educator, Austin native Leah Nelson has become a highly sought after violist. Leah has performed throughout the United States including Carnegie Hall and Walt Disney Concert Hall. As a chamber musician she performs with the Felix String Quartet and the Austin Chamber Music Center. Leah enjoys working with a wide variety of artists. She has toured with Andrea Bocelli and Trans Siberian Orchestra, performed with Barry Manilow and Willie Nelson, and recorded with the Grammy nominated band Devotchka. Here in Austin Leah works frequently with composer Graham Reynolds and can be heard on the sound track to the movie Bernie, directed by Richard Linklater. As an orchestral musician, Leah has performed regularly with the Austin Symphony, the New West Symphony and the American Youth Symphony. Leah received her BM in Viola Performance from the UT Butler School of Music and her MM from the University of Southern California.