17 year old Chelsea de Souza started playing the piano at the age of 5 and began performing on stage soon after. Her first major success was at the 1st All-India Piano Competition organized by the Mehli Mehta Music Foundation, where at the age of 10 she won the first prize in an age group of up to 13 years. She was subsequently invited by jury member Sheila Arnold, Professor of Piano at the Hochschule für Musik in Köln, Germany, on three consecutive summer scholarships.
She has had a series of successful participations in several important music competitions all over the world. Chelsea has been declared a ‘Steinway Young Artist’. She has given concerts in Belgium, Germany and USA and has performed as a soloist with the Bombay Chamber Orchestra. This July her engagements include solo recitals in Bangalore and Goa, and performances at the 2011 Con Brio Music Festival in Mumbai. Chelsea is also a trained classical singer and is adept at Jazz and Popular music.