Chelsea Randall is a pianist, collaborator and educator based in New York City. Praised for her intuitive playing and challenging interpretations, Chelsea’s artistry is evident in her eclectic programming, which often interweaves new music and underperformed repertoire with canonical works. She has concertized throughout the U.S. and Europe at venues including Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Steinway Hall, Faust Harrison, The Yale Club, Saint Peters Church Hammersmith in London and the Théâtre Adyar in Paris. Chelsea has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician at the Pacific, Colby, and Salluzo festivals, among others, and was a featured artist in the masterclasses of Anthony di Bonaventura, Neil Immelman, and Herbert Stessin. She has been the recipient of numerous accolades, including a Scuola di Alto Perfezionamento Musicale travel and study grant to perform at the Salluzo International Festival in Italy, and a full research scholarship to the Paris Conservatory. Chelsea is currently exploring the piano music of George Walker, Ruth Crawford Seeger and Julius Eastman, and will program their compositions in upcoming appearances across the U.S.
With interdisciplinary interests that extend to the fields of literature and writing, Chelsea has worked in the editorial departments of presses and journals including Columbia University Press, Soft Skull Press and The New York Quarterly. Her projects often dealt with the intersections between music and literature. As a freelance editor and writer, Chelsea collaborates with writers, musicians and artists to bring their editorial works to life. She recently created narrative content for select episodes of the architecture and design video series Collecting Design produced by The New School.
As an educator, Chelsea has taught piano and chamber music at Third Street Music School, The Brooklyn Queens Conservatory, and she runs Clinton Hill Piano Studio in Brooklyn. She received her musical education from New York University, The Royal College of Music, London and The Juilliard School. Chelsea also holds a degree in English Literature from The Gallatin School of Individualized Study, NYU.