Nell was born in 1978, as the second in a family of three children. After finishing secundary school Nell started her studies at the Royal Flemish Conservatory, department music, in Antwerp. In 2002 she managed to get her third Master's degree on the piano, with Levente Kende. The following year she completed these studies with a pedagogical education.
How to describe Nell in one sentence? "Playing the piano as a virtuoso combined with a heavenly voice in a healthy body".