Welcome to the website of Michelle Nelson, composer, guitarist and creative educator; a musician committed to developing instrumental works that are contemporary, but also draw from traditional composition.
Her popular FM radio works- Brolga Dances, Capricorn Light, Pacifica (2009), Harmony on Lyttleton Street (2013) and Amorevolezza (2005)- reflect these aims. Michelle is driven by the belief that, in an era of computer-generated music, the art of music composition in the modern world is more vital than ever, and that the most original work can only come from the imagination of skilled artists.
In 2019 Michelle is proud to announce the digital re-release Return to the Dance. Re-edited and re-mastered for download and streaming this album features the composer performing her own distinctive classical-guitar compositions, including the composition-prize winning ‘The Guitarist’s Bach’.
Michelle is actively taking commissions from clients. If you, or someone you know, would like a new piece composed for them, please use the contact page to get in touch.