Kelsey Lee Cate


  1. 1.
    Key to Me
  2. 2.
    The Lighthouse
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    Unspoken Prayer
  5. 5.
    Morning Song
Kelsey Lee Cate is a Seattle-based pianist who composes solo piano music, and also performs a variety of genres in a warm, romantic style.
Kelsey fell in love with music when she was very young, and was improvising songs even before she learned to read. At age five, she began classical piano lessons, and learned to balance formal technique with developing her own voice as an artist. She also was captivated by the beautiful nostalgic melodies of jazz standards and the lush harmonies of classic musicals and old Disney movies, and enjoyed making her own arrangements. It was this love for improvising that kept Kelsey working at her own compositions and arrangements and sharing them with others.
Today, Kelsey is a sought-after pianist, and has been a regular artist at The Bellevue Collection, Canlis and the Space Needle. She has also been a featured pianist/vocalist in Ten Grands Seattle at Benaroya Hall since 2016. (And in fact, her now-husband, David proposed to her on stage during the 2018 TG show! Picture in gallery.)
Kelsey likes to think of music as a bridge between herself and those she meets through performing, and enjoys making friends with visitors who share how the music has impacted them, perhaps by reminding them of a loved one, or by giving them a sense of joy, peace and relaxation. She also loves to encourage those who want to learn to play music, and hopes to inspire students of any instrument to keep their learning journey fun!


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