Minna Rose Chung

Minna Rose Chung

Minna Rose Chung


New York cellist, Minna Rose Chung, is Assistant Professor of Cello at the University of Manitoba Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music. Minna Rose performs internationally as soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician. As a recipient of numerous national awards and fellowships, she remains a sought after guest artist and master class clinician.

At age 12, Ms. Chung debuted under the baton of Maestro Isaiah Jackson of the London Royal Ballet and the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. Her performance with the Columbus Symphony garnered national recognition and subsequently led Minna Rose to move to Los Angeles, California after accepting an invitation to study at the Idyllwild School of Music and the Arts. Upon graduation, she attended the Oberlin Conservatory as a 4-yr Dean's Talent Scholar recipient. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance from Oberlin Conservatory. She continued her formal education with the New World Symphony in Miami Beach, Florida and later as a Fellow with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and the Northwestern University School of Music, during which she earned a Masters of Music in Cello Performance with the esteemed Hans JØrgen Jensen. In 2008, she completed her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Stony Brook University with world-renowned cellist Colin Carr.

In 2007, Minna Rose made her Carnegie Hall debut as a founding member with her ensemble, the Pangea String Quartet  in conjunction with the Kronos Quartet Young Artists Concert series. She maintains a summer schedule as an international performing guest artist/chamber coach to the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival, the Dominican Republic’s Santo Domingo Music Festival, and recitalist/collaborator with the Rio de Janeiro International Cello Encounter and the RICE Cello-Dance series in Brazil.

Dr. Chung has served as a principal cellist for the Illinois Symphony Orchestra, Fox Valley Symphony, Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra, Aspen Music Festival Orchestra, Tanglewood Young Artist Festival Orchestra, and assistant principal with the Green Bay Symphony and the Chicago Civic Orchestra under maestro Daniel Baremboim. Minna Rose has recorded with The New World Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas, and Renee Fleming in Music of Villa-Lobos with the RCA Victor Red Seal label. She is also featured with the Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra, with conductor Eduard Zilberkant and pianist Lambis Vassiliardis. Minna Rose can be heard in exclusive broadcasts for NPR National Public Radio, WFMT Radio Fine Arts Chicago, WPNE Green Bay, and KUAC Fairbanks, Alaska.

Prior to her appointment to the University of Manitoba, Dr. Chung served as Assistant Professor of Cello at the University of Fairbanks Alaska and as teaching assistant at both Northwestern University and the Meadowmount School of Music. Her studio claims the winner for the Fairbanks and Anchorage Symphony Scholarship Competition; National Endowment for the Advancement of the Arts Honorable Mention award and the 2004 winner of the National Yamaha Young Artist Award. Professor Chung is a member of the American String Teachers Association (ASTA), College Music Society, and the Music Teachers National Association.

Minna Rose performs on a 1770 AUGUSTINIUS CHAPPUY French cello and a 1999 Isaac Salchow bow.

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