Nancy Green

Cellist & Recording Artist



Hailed by Fanfare Magazine as “one of the great cellists of our time” and "in the elite of today's concert cellists", Nancy Green in an internationally recognized recording artist, known for her highly acclaimed CDs of previously unrecorded works as well as staples of the cello repertoire.  Her numerous CDs, which include many premieres, are broadcast frequently both in the United States and abroad and her performances have earned rave reviews internationally.  Her recordings on the JRI (USA), Cello Classics (UK), and Biddulph (UK) labels have received special notice in publications such as Fanfare Magazine (Want List), Strings Magazine (Editor’s Choice), MusicWeb International (CD of the Month), and Classical Music Magazine (CD of the fortnight). The Green/Moyer duo was called by American Record Guide “some of the best chamber playing around” and international press reviews have likened her to great cellists such as Mstislav Rostropovich, Yo-Yo Ma, Leonard Rose, and Jacqueline du Pre.

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Press & Reviews

“The performances are extraordinary . . . her sure intonation, rhythmic nuance, and expressive shading put her in the elite of today’s concert cellists.”
— Fanfare
“. . . some of the best chamber playing around. If everyone related as well as Green and Moyer the world would be a 
better place.”
— American Record Guide
“one of the most stunning duo recordings I’ve ever heard . . . Green’s playing is nothing short of rapturous . . . This is music- making of the highest order . . . my hands-down pick for the Brahms Sonatas.”
— Fanfare

Latest Releases


Felix Mendelssohn - The Complete Works for Cello & Piano


Music Minus One — Edward Lalo





An international concert and recording artist, Nancy Green is an experienced and passionate teacher, and maintains an active teaching studio in Chapel Hill, convenient to the entire Triangle area.

After studies with world-renowned teachers (Leonard Rose, Jacqueline du Pré, Lynn Harrell, Mstislav Rostropovich) she became Professor of Violoncello at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London,  and was a tenured Professor at the University of Arizona.  She has taught privately for thirty years in the US, Britain and Germany.  

Ms. Green has former students from many countries around the world who have established themselves professionally as orchestral and chamber musicians, teachers, and soloists.  She has worked with many students at the high school or undergraduate level who have pursued further study at top institutions, among them The Juilliard School, Moscow Conservatory, Royal College of Music in London, New England Conservatory, Oberlin, Cleveland Institute, and Colburn.

Nancy Green is a commited, enthusiastic, and caring teacher whose work is characterized by her love of music, cellistic expertise, enthusiasm, and genuine affection for her students.


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