Meet the Musicians Viola
Orchestra member since 2000
Hometown: North Pole, Alaska
Education: The Cleveland Institute of Music, Royal Academy of Music
Studied with: Linda Cerone, György Pauk, Robert Vernon
Instrument: Eliesha plays a 1986 American made David Caròn viola.
Eliesha listens to all kinds of music, but it's the music on her Quincy Porter CD that won her a 2010 Grammy Award for Best Engineered Album, Classical. She belongs to a book club, keeps in great musical shape by performing chamber music and lifting weights, and relaxes with needle in hand, sewing. Eliesha has spent many of her student and adult years in Cleveland. "I love the culture in University Circle, the great restaurants and the Metroparks!" Her most memorable moment onstage was when the tip of her bow nearly broke off while playing a concert in Carnegie Hall. Needless to say, she played gingerly, saved the bow, and made it through the slow, seven minute piece.
Find out more about Elisha at her website: elieshanelson.com
Elisha can be heard on the following recordings: