French Crescendo and German Diminuendo: Character and Context in 19th-Century European Organ Art October 19-23, 2015

Karin Nelson

Karin Nelson was born in Skellefteå in the far north of Sweden. She studied music and education at the Piteå School of Music and church music at the Gothenburg School of Music. From the latter she also received her Soloist Diploma. During two years at the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam she studied harpsichord and organ. Nelson earned her doctorate with a dissertation titled Improvisation and Pedagogy through Heinrich Scheidemann’s Magnificat Settings. Nelson is senior lecturer in organ repertoire and organ improvisation at the Academy of Music and Drama, University of Gothenburg. She gives regular recitals in Sweden and abroad and has made several recordings.