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 and Founder of Project Rio, a collaborative program that supports the Rio International Cello Encounter with master classes and faculty performances in Brazil. As the 2014 recipiant of the University of Manitoba's Rh Award for Outstanding Contributions to Scholarship and Research in Creative Works, Minna Rose is publishing an upcoming pedagogue book titled "The Cello Mind" with Distinguished Professor of Cello, Hans J. Jensen from Northwestern University.

Minna Rose holds an international career as recitalist, chamber musician, and guest artist for numerous festivals and conferences. Upon her arrival in Canada, she was quickly reviewed as "a bright light on the Winnipeg scene with her intelligent music musicality and rich resonance ...a wonderful addition to any ensemble." - Winnipeg Free Press.

Her Desautels Faculty ensembles have a great presence locally as well as internationally with performance across Europe and South America. For more information, please contact Minna Rose Chung at the Desautels Faculty of Music (204) 474-8307.

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