Steven Sharp Nelson is an award winning, Billboard chart topping, total YouTube rock star…in a cellist sort of way. His creations are watched and listened to over three million times EVERY DAY. That means that 2,000 people experience his content every 60 seconds. The running total? Over 3.5 BILLION streams. During the last six years he has spoken to and performed live for a total of 1.2 million people in dozens of countries and iconic concert halls such as the Sydney Opera House, Carnegie Hall, the Greek Theatre, Red Rocks, Royal Albert Hall — in Rio, Paris, Singapore, Japan, Istanbul! He’s been called an innovator, a compelling speaker and motivator, a powerful advocate of music education, a creative genius, and, much to his chagrin, the “Mr. Bean” of cello.
But of all the accolades ever hurled at him, the one review he says he truly wishes to live up to was given by his 6-year-old daughter one night after he finished reading her a bedtime story. She simply said,
“You’re a good man, Daddy.”
Conversely, he admits one of his most brutally honest reviews came from his father, who once said,
“I’m shocked he actually did something with his life!”
From this, you may surmise that Steve struggled at first to find his place, his identity, his passion, and his focus. Well, you’re mostly right. His spirit always sensed his path, but it just took the rest of him a