Prodigies Concerts: Chelsea Guo, pianist and soprano

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 7:00pm
Lyric Hall
827 WHalley Avenue
New Haven, CT 06515

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CHELSEA GUO, pianist and soprano

A piano and voice recital!!

Juilliard pre-college double major Chelsea Guo will perform a piano and voice program. For the vocal selections, she will be joined by The Drozdoff Society's Artist-in-Residence, international award-winning concert pianist Reed Tetzloff, in his seventh performance with the Impromptu Classical Music Recital Series.

Bach Prelude and Fugue in G#m BWV 887
Set of Strauss Lieder TBD
Mozart C Minor Sonata


Drozdoff Dreams
Drozdoff Dithyramb
Drozdoff Windsor Shades (1st mvmt)
Drozdoff Ode to the Past
Drozdoff Reflections at Chopin’s Urn
Drozdoff “Cape Cod”
Drozdoff “Sometime”
Chopin Sonata No. 2

Seventeen-year-old Chelsea Guo showed passion for classical music at an early age and has already distinguished herself as both pianist and vocalist. She is a Young Scholar of the Lang Lang International Music Foundation (2016-2018) and a young artist of the Artemisia Akademie at Yale University. Her talent was already recognized at age 11 when she was awarded a “Special Commendation for Young Talents” at the Ettlingen International Piano Competition in Germany. In 2016, she won the Young Artists Concerto Competition at Piano Texas (formerly the TCU/Cliburn Piano Institute) and she was the recipient of a U.S. Chopin Foundation scholarship in both 2016 and 2017. Equally devoted to the classical vocal repertoire, Chelsea has won voice competitions such as the American Protégé and Walgreen Concerto Competition, Voice Division. Her gifts have been acknowledged with a 2018 George London Foundation Scholarship and Gerda Lissner Foundation Scholarship. In January 2018, Chelsea performed in the “Grammy Salute to Classical Music: Celebrating the Legacy of Leonard Bernstein “, sponsored by CAMI Music at the Stern Auditorium of Carnegie Hall. She also participated in a joint solo recital at Carnegie’s Weill Hall that was awarded to her by the Lang Lang International Music Foundation. In May of 2018, Chelsea has been invited to give recitals in the U.K. at Wigmore Hall in London and Howard Assembly Room, Leeds, as part of the first Leeds Festival in England. Since the age of eight, when Chelsea was featured on radio station WQXR’s “Young Artists Showcase”, she has gone on to appear on National Public Radio’s “From the Top” and to perform in concert venues throughout the world, including Italy, Poland, Japan, China, Austria, the U.K., and Canada. In the U.S., she has appeared at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Hall and Weill Recital Hall, Harris Concert Hall (Aspen, CO), the U.S. State Department (Washington, D.C.), Millennium Park (Chicago) and Pepsico Recital Hall (Texas). Recent concerto appearances have included the Ft. Worth Symphony under the baton of Barry Douglas, and Midwest Young Artists Symphony Orchestra in Chicago. Eager to continue her studies during the summer, Chelsea has participated in the Aspen Music Festival, Piano Texas, the Oxford Philamusica Piano Academy, the Mozarteum Summer Academy, the Ishikawa Music Academy, and the Paderewski and Katowice piano academies. Chelsea is currently a piano and voice major in the Pre-College division of The Juilliard School, where she was awarded a prestigious Nordmann Scholarship in 2015. She currently studies piano with Prof. Hung-Kuan Chen and Tema Blackstone, and classical voice with Lorraine Nubar. When her school and performance schedules allow, she enjoys reading, writing, dancing, cooking, and both singing and playing at her local church. REED TETZLOFF- The young American pianist Reed Tetzloff has distinguished himself one of the brightest stars of a new generation of musicians. He enthralls audiences with his “magical tone” (The Cincinnati Enquirer) and “ebullient” virtuosity (Gramophone Magazine). He performed in both Impromptu Classical Music Recital Series' 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 seasons, and is presented by Cherny Concert & Artist Management Ltd.