Chelsea is a gifted, thirteen-year old classical pianist
that has been identified as a child prodigy. Chelsea began taking piano
lessons at the age of 4 1/2 under the instruction of Eugenia Betman, a
Russian, classically-trained teacher. She is also a straight A academic
student. Recently, Chelsea's art work was chosen out of 800 entries as
part of the Public School Arts exhibition contest. Her piece, along
with 45 other winners, was on display at The Metropolitan Museum in New
Chelsea is a humble yet fierce competitor. She began
competing and winning piano competitions at the age of 5. Chelsea has
been a winner in her last 10 straight competitions.
to Chelsea performing in competitions, Chelsea has already performed at
a variety of major venues: Madison Square Garden, The Metropolitan
Museum of Art, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, CAMI Hall, Merkin
Hall, Steinway Hall, Rutgers University, S.O.B.'s, The Ellen DeGeneres
Show, and the CMA's which was televised by the ABC television network.
The Country Music Association's Music Festival is held once a year in
Nashville and is the most prestigious event in Nashville. There Chelsea
performed at the LP Stadium in front of 60,000 fans with the Grammy
Award-winning duo "Big and Rich".
Chelsea has participated in
benefits and fundraisers such as The Governor's Arts Awards (televised
on the Metro Channels), a Tsunami Benefit in Baltimore, Hospital
Audiences at Brooklyn College with Melba Moore, a Hurricane Katrina
Benefit at Rutgers University, New Visions at the Pierre and Waldorf
Hotels in New York, and many Church functions.
With great honor,
Chelsea performed at the Empire Plaza Convention Center in Albany, New
York on January 16, 2006 for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s observance.
This performance was televised on the Metro Channels.
has been featured in several publications such as Newsdayss City Life,
Outstanding African-American Students, and National Geographic.
Cohen Books, established in 1980, is the leading publisher of English
Language Teaching (ELT) materials specializing in publishing ELT books
for Israel and abroad. Eric Cohen Books used Chelsea's life story in
their textbooks. They were fascinated by Chelsea's story and wanted to
use it to enlighten and encourage children in Israel, Greece, and Spain.
DVD entitled "Progression of a Child Prodigy" depicts how Chelsea
progresses through her musical performances. Children can often find it
difficult to relate to the talents of individuals who are more than
three times their age when they are asked to accomplish their musical
studies. This DVD will help encourage young students into believing
that it is possible to achieve musical excellence at a young age.
Chelsea seems to have touched people all around the world regardless of
their age, sex, nationality, profession, etc. The demand for her DVD
from parents and musicians is overwhelming.