Chelsea Bernstein, cello

Chelsea Bernstein cello

Chelsea Bernstein is a broad and dynamic musician who specializes in the performance of the modern cello, baroque cello, and the viola da gamba. Her playing described as “brimming with confidence” (Washington Classical Review), Chelsea enjoys an active and varied performing career—on stage, she performs regularly as a multi-instrumentalist with the Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music, Les Arts Florissants, Boston Early Music Festival, American Bach Soloists, Four Seasons, Smithsonian Chamber Music Society, Washington Performing Arts, Gotham Early Music Scene, Elm City Consort and Music Before 1800 concert series. Chelsea holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Maryland’s School of Music, where her dissertation concerned the influence of the vast canon of solo repertoire from France’s illustrious bass-viol tradition on Johann Sebastian Bach’s compositions for unaccompanied cello; she also holds a Master of Music degree from the Juilliard School. In her free time, Chelsea enjoys chipping away at the restoration of the 19th century home she shares with her husband, Frank, and little dog, Arrow, in historic Dedham, MA. Chelsea serves on the music faculties of Salve Regina University and St. Georges School, in Newport, Rhode Island.