Pianist, Composer

Distinguished in both classical and sacred music, Steinway Artist Stephen Nielson is widely regarded as one of the distinctive artists of our time.

His concertizing has taken him to such cities as Hong Kong, Bogota, Freiburg, Copenhagen, Berlin, London, Vienna, Brussels, Tokyo, Frankfurt, Prague, Salzburg, Jerusalem and Chennai, India, to name a few. He has toured major artistic centers in Russia, the Baltics, Japan and Switzerland, and is an Ambassador of Culture for the World Cultural Alliance. His North American solo and chamber music itinerary for more than a quarter century numbers concerts in the hundreds, from Los Angeles to Boston, Seattle to Naples, Detroit to Mexico City, Miami to Winnipeg and Toronto, Chicago to Dallas.

Hailing a performance in Germany, the Berlin Morgenpost said, “Highly sensitive, articulate artistry,” while Brussels’ Le Soir exclaimed “exciting and masterful playing.” His discography includes recordings of the classical repertoire, music for piano and cello, and hymn tunes in the classical style. His writing achievements appear in the catalogues of several American publishers.

Since 1971 he has been one-half of Nielson & Young, one of the most acclaimed duo-piano teams of our time. Messrs. Nielson and Young display a breadth of repertoire and performance venues virtually without comparison - concert halls, college campuses, festivals, cruise ships and countless churches.

Stephen Nielson and his wife Carolyne reside in Dallas and are the proud parents of daughters Christiana (University of Missouri School of Journalism – Class of 2012) and Caroline (Hillcrest High School – Class of 2011).

Booking Information:
Nielson & Young's booking agent:
Larry Sparks Agency
2829 Parkview Drive
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
(805) 493-2716