Conor Nelson

Conor Nelson, flute (Toronto, Ontario), gave his New York recital debut at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall and has appeared frequently as soloist and recitalist throughout the United States and abroad. Solo engagements include performances with the Minnesota Orchestra, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, among others. Conor won the grand prize at the WAMSO Young Artist Competition and first prize at the William C. Byrd Young Artist Competition.  Recent highlights include two recitals in London, England, performances at Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall, the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, and a recital at the Tokyo Opera City Hall that was broadcasted on NHK Television. He has been featured on the McGraw Hill Young Artist Showcase (WQXR New York), Minnesota Public Radio, and WGBH Boston Public Radio. “Nataraja,” a disc recorded with pianist Thomas Rosenkranz is his second full-length album on New Focus Recordings. Conor is currently the Assistant Professor of Flute at Bowling Green State University. He previously taught in the same capacity at Oklahoma State University and has given master classes at over eighty colleges and universities. He received degrees from the Manhattan School of Music, Yale University, and Stony Brook University and was the winner of the school-wide concerto competitions at all three institutions. His principal teachers include Carol Wincenc, Ransom Wilson, Linda Chesis and Susan Hoeppner.