Pianist & Soprano Chelsea Guo releases debut album

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A Message from Edna Landau

It is with great pleasure that I introduce you to a truly extraordinary artist, Chelsea Guo – an equally gifted pianist and soprano who very recently made her recording debut on the Orchid Classics label and has already attracted major attention on global media outlets and garnered rave reviews from international critics. Please sample Chelsea’s artistry below, and enjoy!
Debut Album
Orchid Classics
24 Preludes, Op. 28
Fantasie in F minor
Barcarolle in F-sharp major
“Moja pieszczotka”, Op. 74 No. 12

“In mir klingt ein Lied”, Etude, Op. 10 No. 3

“Di piacer mi balza il cor” from La Gazza Ladra

“As both a pianist and a singer, Chelsea Guo is clearly a special talent.”
“Chelsea Guo is without a doubt one of the most talented musicians I know. She is a brilliant pianist as well as an enormously talented singer.” Barbara Bonney, Soprano
On the first day of its release, Chopin: In My Voice was featured on Apple Music’s homepage and was ranked No. 3 on its Classical A-List. It was featured as one of the three top new releases by Opera Wire and named one of the five essential releases of the week by Gramophone magazine, which also highlighted the following video:
Chopin Etude, Op. 10 No. 3:In mir klingt ein Lied
Chelsea says, “To be able to sing the melody Chopin considered to be his own favorite among all those he ever composed feels like a very special privilege. Chopin is known for the vocal quality of his piano music, and singing it with real text, rather than as a vocalise while playing this beautiful third etude brought me a great deal of insight into what Chopin might have envisioned as he was composing.”
“When Chelsea plays the piano, I can hear the charming inner beauty of her singing voice behind it, deep, noble and shining. When she sings, I can sense in every phrase her harmoniously rich piano playing which I enjoy tremendously. The CD’s elegant and delightful programming combines it all and reveals Chelsea as a most fascinating and promising talent.” Arie Vardi, Pianist
Listen to Album
“As both a pianist and a singer, Chelsea Guo is clearly a special talent.” Gramophone
“Chopin: In My Voice celebrates Guo’s rare dual gifts, performing simultaneously as a pianist and soprano, in works that show all facets of Frédéric Chopin’s compositional style.” Broadway World
“Guo fearlessly immersed herself in Chopin, so much so that while the material may not be new, it’s loaded with her own special sauce. As Jules Winbush might say, she really got in character for this role all the way down to recording this on a 1876 built piano. From the opening notes, you know and feel that this is going to be something special and different with you being in good hands throughout. A solid set from a rising classical star.” Midwest Record
“Chelsea Guo is remarkably both a virtuoso pianist and an acclaimed soprano. This dazzling collection showcases this dual artistry, both in her interpretations of Chopin’s ‘Preludes’ and of works for voice such as ‘Moja pieszczotka’; ‘In mir klingt ein Lied’ (Étude, Op.10 No.3); and ‘Di piacer mi balza il cor’ from Rossini’s La Gazza Ladra. One of the best classical albums of 2021 to date.” Tortoise Media
“…a very smart, insightful collection…Guo’s use of rubato is masterful. She doesn’t overdo it, so when she loosens the rhythm, there’s always an impact, and her sense of where to weave this into her phrasing – this being Chopin, it’s usually on the somber side here – is laserlike. In general, it seems she prefers to understate a piece and let the music speak for itself rather than overemote.” New York Music Daily
August 8-22, 2021
Moritzburg Festival


August 8, 2021
Schubert: Gretchen am Spinnrade, D. 118 (Piano, Soprano)

August 13, 2021
Schönberg: String Quartet with soprano in F sharp minor, Op. 10 (Soprano)

August 14, 2021
Schubert: Der Hirt auf dem Felsen, D. 965 (Soprano)

August 17, 2021
Ravel: Chansons madécasses (Soprano)
Schubert: Piano Quintet in A major, D. 667 (Piano)

August 18, 2021
Schumann: Kinderszenen, Op. 15 (Piano)
Schumann: Frauenliebe und leben, Op. 42 (Piano, Soprano)

August 22, 2021
Goldmark: Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op. 33 (Piano)
Schubert: An die Musik, D. 547 (Piano, Soprano)

September 1, 2021
WQXR “Young Artist Showcase”

2021 Season Opening

October 23, 2021
Stamford Symphony Opening Gala

Michael Stern, conductor
Gil Shaham, violin
Chelsea Guo, piano and soprano

December 4-9, 2021
Grand Piano Series

Solo Recitals
Naples, Florida

December 11-12, 2021
Chopin Foundation of the United States
Solo Recitals
Miami, Florida

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