Minjin Chung is a cellist based in Boston and enjoys an active career performing as a chamber, orchestral, and solo player. As the cellist of the Juventas New Music Ensemble, she helps promote and perform the works of promising young composers. She has a particular interest in discovering innovative ways of performing music and loves to play the works of living composers.
She was a featured performer in the annual Boston New Music Festival which was chosen as the editor’s pick in the Boston Globe, Arts Boston and the American Composers Forum. Other new music engagements include her performance for the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s ‘What I Hear’ pre-concert series and her appearance as a guest artist with the nationally touring ensemble, Some Assembly Required.
As an orchestral player she was chosen as a finalist for the New World Symphony, attended the Aspen Music Festival as a New Horizon Fellow, and performs with the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra. As a soloist she made her concerto debut performing the Schumann Cello Concerto under the baton of Donald Schleicher with the University of Illinois Symphony Orchestra at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.
Ms. Chung started her formal cello training at the age of 7 in her hometown of Blacksburg, Virginia. She was awarded a full-tuition scholarship to attend the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to complete her Bachelor of Music degree with Dmitry Kouzov. She continued her studies at the New England Conservatory of Music for her master’s degree as a student of Natasha Brofsky.