Chelsea showed true passion and great promise for classical music since early childhood. Growing up, she collected prizes in piano competitions of various levels, At age 11, Chelsea became one of the youngest semifinalists at the 2012 Gina Bachauer International Junior Piano Competition. In the same year, she was awarded “Special Commendation for Young Talents" in the 13th Ettlingen International Competition for Young Pianists in Germany. At age 13, Chelsea won the "Junior Eppan Prize" in Eppan Junior Academy in Italy. She is the 2015 winner of the prestigious Nordmann Scholarship at the Juilliard Pre-college. In June 2016, Chelsea became a winner of the 2016 Piano Texas Young Artists Concerto Competition. As a classical vocalist, she has won 1st prize in American Protégé 2015 Voice Competition and performed in Weill Hall of Carnegie Hall.
In addition to competitions, Chelsea has actively performed as a pianist on radio and various concert venues, including Weill Hall of Carnegie Hall (NYC), Harris Hall (Aspen, CO), Ishikawa Music Hall (Japan), Historique du Bon Pasteur (Montreal, Canada), Paul Hall (NYC), US State Department (Washington DC), PepsiCo Hall (TX), Ed Landreth Hall (TX), Milllenium Park (Chicago), and Dwór Artusa Toruń (Poland) etc. At age 8, her performance was broadcasted on WQXR (New York Classical Radio) ’s “Young Artists Showcase,” At age 13, Chelsea was featured by National Public Radio's Grammy-Award-winning show “From the Top.” At age 14, Chelsea appeared in "Pianists from the World" concert in Brescia, Italy. She has given ten solo recitals since age 11, including eight presented by professional concert series and private supporters. Chelsea has performed piano concerti with Tianjin Symphony Orchestra (China), the New Britain Symphony-Connecticut Virtuosi Orchestra (US), Napolinova Chamber Orchestra (Italy), Torun Symphony (Poland), and Midwest Youth Artists Symphony Orchestra (MYA, Chicago). In June 2016, Chelsea performed with the Fort Worth Symphony under the baton of Maestro Barry Douglas.
Chelsea has participated in many major music festivals in the US, Europe, and Asia, where she studied with Andrea Bonatta, Davide Cabassi, Eduardo Delgado, Christopher Elton, Eguchi Fumino, Philippe Giusiano, Tong-II Han, Eugen Indjic, Joseph Kalichstein, Alexander Korsantia, Vadim Monstyrski, Piotr Paleczny, Antonio Pompa-Baldi, Lljia Scheps, Wojciech Switala, Arie Valdi and Tamas Ungar etc., and taken master classes with Paul Badura-Skoda, Jonathan Biss, Yoheved Kaplinsky, Nikolai Lunganski, Dame Fanny Waterman, and Dina Yoffe.
Chelsea began her piano training at age 5 with Ms. Svitlana Fiorito, and continued with Prof. Choong-mo Kang of the Juilliard School between 2013 and 2015.
As a young classical musician, Chelsea is the singer and keyboardist in her church's youth worship team.