Chelsea de Souza grew up in Mumbai, India. A Steinway Young Artist, she will be a senior at Oberlin College & Conservatory this fall, majoring in Politics, Piano and Vocal Accompanying under Peter Takàcs. Chelsea has won four All-India Piano Competitions, and been on three summer scholarships to Germany. She was the top prize-winner in the 2009 IIYM International Piano Competition in Kansas, USA, was interviewed on NBC TV and performed live on Kansas Public Radio.
Chelsea has given concerts in Belgium, Germany and USA and has performed as a soloist with the Bombay Chamber Orchestra. Her concert tours in India have earned her high praise in several newspapers. She will be spending the first half of her summer at the music festival PianoTexas in Dalla/Fort Worth, and will then be traveling to India to embark on a concert tour of piano and voice recitals and masterclasses with her sister, Chloe. She enjoys singing, accompanying, chamber music and collaborations in pop and jazz.
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