Ariana NelsonCellist Ariana Nelson is a recent graduate of The Juilliard School where she received her Master of Music Degree studying with Darrett Adkins. Ariana loves chamber music, is an avid proponent of new music, and enjoys experimenting with different styles, including improvisation and folk music. Her eclectic tastes have led her to performances with the Silk Road Ensemble and at Jazz at Lincoln Center. She has performed at summer festivals including Spoleto USA, Tanglewood, Fontainebleau, Aspen, and Strings Music Festival. Ariana received her undergraduate degree from Rice University under the tutelage of Norman Fischer, and is very excited to have returned to Houston! Originally from Seattle, Washington, Ariana loves yoga, hiking, and doing comic impersonations. For more info, please visit her website www.ariananelson.com.