Lena Nell was born in Schwäbisch Gmünd in 1997. There she began playing the bassoon at the municipal music school at the age of 9. In 2014, she additionally received lessons from Prof. Albrecht Holder as part of the Pre College at the Würzburg University of Music. Here Lena also completed her Bachelor of Music degree.
Lena gained orchestral experience during an internship with the Bavarian Orchestra Academy at the Bad Reichenhall Philharmonic Orchestra as well as in various temporary positions at the Landestheater Coburg, the Mainfrankentheater Würzburg, the Hof Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonic State Orchestra Mainz and the Thuringia Philharmonic Orchestra Gotha-Eisenach, among others.
As of the 2019/20 season, Lena is a member of the Kurt Masur Academy. She is taking lessons with Robert-Christian Schuster as part of her master's degree program at the Carl Maria von Weber University of Music in Dresden.