Hailed as “eloquent” by the Boston Globe, Korean-born cellist Mina Kim has been making music in the Boston area since 2010. She is currently working towards a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at New England Conservatory as the Gregor Piatigorsky Fund recipient, studying with Yeesun Kim of the Borromeo String Quartet and Mike Block from the Silk Road Ensemble. In 2017, she received Master of Music from New England Conservatory after receiving both a Bachelor of Music from Emerson College and an Undergraduate Diploma from Longy School of Music of Bard College in 2014. At Longy School of Music, she studied with Grammy-nominated cellist Terry King. In addition to playing in masterclasses for notable performers and pedagogues such as Lluis Claret, Paul Katz, Laurence Lesser, Sergey Antonov, Matt Haimovitz, Leslie Parnas, Levon Chilingirian and William Preucil, Mina has appeared as a featured musician on WQXR’s McGraw Hill Young Artist Showcase and Longy’s Septemberfest concert series. She is an eager chamber music collaborator and has attended the Tanglewood Music Center Fellowship Program, Maine Chamber Music Seminar (Sidney, ME), University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Chamber Music Institute, Techne Music (Bethlehem, PA), and is a long-time participant at Lyricafest Chamber Music Festival (Lincoln, MA). She has participated in world premieres of new chamber works in Cambridge, Boston, MA and Lincoln, NE. When she’s not playing classical music, Mina jams and concertizes with her genre-straddling string ensemble, ROSIN. By borrowing a little bit from a lot of different kinds of music, they have created what they like to call “disreputable classical music.” Mina’s fellow ROSIN mates are bassist Zachariah Hickman, violist Annie Bartlett, and fiddler-composer Jake Armerding. Together, ROSIN has advanced to the final round of the 21CM Emerging Artist Competition at Depauw School of Music.