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Tango Concert: Holly Nelson, violinist

Free admission: no tickets or reservations needed.

Violinist Holly Nelson was recently awarded a Fulbright Grant to Argentina '22-'23 to study the performance practice and pedagogy of the violin in tango music. Originally introduced to tango music by Grammy Award-winning pianist Emilio Solla when she performed in his tango ensemble at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music in 2014, Ms. Nelson continued studying tango music performance intensively with Guillermo Rubino and Pablo Agri, two of the foremost tango violinists in the world, while living in Buenos Aires for nine months. During her Fulbright grant, Ms. Nelson also presented classical violin recitals and master classes at universities and community music schools throughout Argentina. In addition to the Fulbright Grant, Ms. Nelson was recently awarded the Peabody Institute of Music's Presser Graduate Music Award, the conservatory's most prestigious award. The prize "is designed to encourage and support in a special way the advanced education and career of truly exceptional graduate music students who have the potential to make a distinguished contribution to the field of music." Ms. Nelson will utilize the Presser Award funds to support her tango music studies, teaching and concertizing throughout Argentina as well as the founding of a Baltimore-based tango orchestra and the development of a tango workshop for classical musicians upon her return.

Contact: Duke Music