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Minna Rose Chung

Korean-American cellist Minna Rose Chung is Professor of Cello at the Desautels Faculty of Music at the University of Manitoba (Winnipeg, Canada). In addition, she is co-author of the internationally acclaimed CelloMind: Intonation and Technique, a discerning pedagogy method praised for its “dense and fascinating treatise focusing not just on the left hand, but almost exclusively on the aspects underpinning the most minute gradations of intonation…it takes written pedagogy to a new level” (Strings Magazine, April 2018).

Chung performs with the Borealis Piano Trio and the Nacka Duo, which tour extensively in recital and lecture performances at world music conferences with focus on the art of chamber music. Currently within Winnipeg, Minna performs regularly with the Manitoba Chamber
Orchestra and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. International tours include Canada, the UK, Sweden, Germany, Serbia, Poland, Brazil, Asia and the USA.

Since 2008, Chung has been the director of Project Rio, a multi-collaborative program that supports the Rio International Cello Encounter (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), the second-largest free music festival in the world through masterclasses and faculty performances in Brazil. To date, she has returned to perform across Brazil in over thirty-five recitals and concerto performances. She will be returning to Rio de Janeiro this August to celebrate the 30th anniversary of RICE.

Dr. Chung is a recipient of multiple national awards in the creative field and was featured in Strad Magazine “Teaching & Playing”, April 2018 issue. Her latest pedagogy initiative is devoted to the newly revised and expanded publication of the Ultimate Fun in Thumb Position alongside CelloMind co-author and mentor Hans Jørgen Jensen.