Atlanta native, Chelsea Sharpe, is currently a violin fellow at the New World Symphony in Miami Beach, Florida. She is a graduate of the Atlanta Symphony’s Talent Development Program and following high school, Ms. Sharpe attended the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, studying with Kathleen Winkler for her bachelor’s degree, and recently completed her master’s degree at the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music, where she studied with Glenn Dicterow.
Ms. Sharpe has spent her summers at Sarasota Music Festival, Heifetz International Music Institute, Music Academy of the West, Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival, Bowdoin International Music Festival, Le Domaine Forget (Quebec), and abroad in the Mediterranean as a violinist for the Lincoln Center Stage Program. She has performed in master classes for the late Joseph Silverstein, Ani Kavafian, James Buswell, Midori Goto, Augustin Hadelich and Pamela Frank. In 2004 Ms. Sharpe was the subject of a joint Atlanta Symphony Orchestra/Georgia Public Television (GPTV) documentary entitled Instrumental Success with her former teacher, ASO violinist Ronda Respess. She also performs on viola.