Chelsea Bernstein, cello

Chelsea Bernstein cello

Cellist and violist da gamba Chelsea Bernstein recently received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Maryland’s School of Music, where her dissertation concerned the profound influence of French baroque music, particularly the virtuosic solo repertoire for bass viol, in J.S Bach’s suites for unaccompanied violoncello. A lover of chamber music, Chelsea has most recently appeared in the Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival, Smithsonian Chamber Music Society, Washington Performing Arts, Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music, and Smithsonian at Little Washington concert series. Passionate about bringing her art to audiences beyond the concert hall, she has performed in hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, schools, and community centers as a founding member of the outreach-driven Sawyer String Quartet.