Korean-American cellist Minna Rose Chung joined the University of Manitoba Desautels Faculty of Music as Professor of Cello in 2008 and is the Director of Project Rio, a multi-collaborative program that supports the Rio International Cello Encounter through master classes and faculty performances in Brazil. As the 2014 award recipient for the University of Manitoba’s Rh Award for
Outstanding Contributions to Scholarship and Research in Creative Works, Minna Rose is a co-author of a critically acclaimed cello method publication, “CelloMind” with Distinguished Cello
Professor Hans Jorgen Jensen of Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music.
Aside from teaching and publications, Minna Rose tours internationally as a soloist and chamber musician, sharing the stage with some of the world’s most prominent, versatile, and exciting
performers. Upon her arrival to Canada, Minna Rose was quickly reviewed as “a bright light on the Winnipeg music scene, her intelligent musicality and rich resonance a wonderful addition to any
ensemble” (Winnipeg Free Press). As an avid chamber musician, Minna Rose made her Carnegie Hall debut in 2007 as a founding member with her New York ensemble, the Pangea String Quartet. In 2015, Minna Rose will present a lecture-recital and performance tour with the Nacka Duo and Desautels Trio for the World Piano Conference in Serbia as well as performances in the UK and Sweden.
Minna Rose maintains a summer schedule as returning guest artist/chamber musician to several international music festivals, including the historic Meadowmount School of Music in upstate New York. During her concert performances in Brazil, she also dedicates her time to teach master classes for the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and the Fukuda Conservatory of Music in São Paulo, Brazil.
Minna Rose earned her Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance at Oberlin Conservatory with Norman Fischer and Peter Rejto; a Masters degree at Northwestern University with Hans J. Jensen;
and her Doctor of Musical Arts at SUNY Stony Brook University with world-renowned soloist, Colin Carr.