“Chelsea Guo is a rare and impressive young artist in that her prodigious and affecting gifts are reflected equally in her captivating performances both as a pianist and singer.” Edna Landau
A graduate with honors from The Juilliard School’s Pre-College as a double major in piano and classical voice, Chelsea is currently a freshman at Juilliard, as a piano major under the tutelage of Hung-Kuan Chen and is studying classical voice with Lorraine Nubar.
She was a Young Scholar of the Lang Lang Foundation, a young artist of the Artemisia Akademie at Yale, and a recipient of the US Chopin Foundation Scholarships for four consecutive years. She has been a prize winner at the Ettlingen International Piano Competition, the Young Artists Concerto Competition at Piano Texas, The Juilliard School Piano Scholarship Competition, among others.
As a classical soprano, she received the Silver Medal in the 2019 National YoungArts Classical Voice Competition and became a semi-finalist for the 2019 Presidential Scholar for Arts. Chelsea is a scholarship recipient from the prestigious George London and Gerda Lissner foundations and the first prize winner of the 2019 Schmidt Voice Competition.
In addition to Stern Auditorium and Weill Hall in Carnegie Hall, Chelsea’s solo piano performances have taken her to venues in England, Austria, France, Poland, Italy, Germany, China, Japan, and Canada.
In the 2018-19 season, she gave recitals at Wigmore Hall in London and Howard Assembly Room of Leeds as a young guest artist of the Leeds Piano Festival. She was a guest young artist of the 8th Shenzhen Piano Music Festival, touring China with four solo recitals and two gala concerts. She was also featured in solo recitals presented by the Mozarteum Summer Concert Series in Salzburg and was presented by the Impromptus Concert Series in the New York Tristate area.
Chelsea’s appearances as concerto pianist have included the Ft. Worth Symphony under the baton of Maestro Barry Douglas, the Torun Symphony in Poland, the Midwest Young Artists Symphony in Chicago, and the Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra. Having debuted as a pianist with the Tianjin Symphony Orchestra at age nine, she returned in 2018 as vocal soloist under the baton of Maestro Tang Muhai.
Chelsea has been heard on radio in NPR’s “From the Top.” After her first appearance on WQXR’s “Young Artist Showcase” at the age of eight, she was invited back to record a full hour of solo piano and vocal performances with Robert Sherman in May 2019.