Michelle Nelson

Michelle Nelson is a composer, guitarist and creative educator committed to developing instrumental
works that are contemporary but also draw inspiration from traditional composition practice.

Her popular works Brolga Dances, Capricorn Light and Pacifica (2009), and Amorevolezza (2005) reflect these aims.
Michelle is driven by the belief that, in a world of cut-and- paste, computer- generated music, the art of written music composition is more vital than ever, and
that the most original work can only come from the imagination of skilled artists.

Artist's website: www.michellenelson.com.au

Michelle Nelson is featured on the following titles

Return to the Dance

Performer: guitar, Composer

Guitarist-composer Michelle Nelson has created a new album of guitar works inspired by the traditional association between guitars and dance, from reflections of the Spanish 17th Century guitar style, through to 1970s Rock and on to the current EDM influence.

After the Fire

Performer: guitar, Composer

Australian composer Michelle Nelson presents ‘After the Fire’ a stunning new CD showcasing her work. Illustrative of Australia, past and present, this music is appealing, melodic and contemporary.


Compositions by Michelle Nelson also appear on

Peter Sculthorpe

Performer, Arranger

A retrospective compilation of some of the highlights of the music of the late Peter Sculthorpe. Many favourites are included.

Ringing The Strings

Composer, Arranger

Melbourne's Concordia Mandolin and Guitar Orchestra present this new recording, including music by Sculthorpe, Faure and the ensemble's own Michelle Nelson.

Brolga Dances

Composer, Arranger

This new disc from the Melbourne Mandolin Orchestra showcases contemporary Australian Music for Mandolin and Guitar.

Mandolino Italiano

Composer, Arranger

Music from Italy, including a fantasy on La Traviata.