Cellist Yu Mi Bae made her debut as a soloist with the Hyundai Youth orchestra and the Bright Bows Ensemble from Russia at the age of twelve. She was the featured soloist with the Boston University Symphony Orchestra in 2015. As a devoted solo and chamber musician, she has performed in notable venues including Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Malkin Penthouse at Harvard Kennedy School, Kresge Auditorium at MIT, Granoff Music center, and Hunneman Hall with chamber ensembles, such as Forte New York Chamber Music Series, Haffner Sinfonietta, Boston Accompanietta, and Éclatant Trio. She was the principal cellist for Boston University Symphony Orchestra, Sookmyung Symphony Orchestra, New England Repertory Orchestra and the orchestra of the workshop with Royal Academy of Music of London and performed at the Seoul Arts center and Boston Symphony Hall.
Dr. Bae has been invited to numerous international music festivals including the Busan Music Festival and Beaux Arts Trio Music Academy, where she performed in the final concert by the recommendation of Antonio Meneses. Recently, she was invited to perform at the Philharmonic Hall in Kyrgyzstan as a representative of the Ministry of Culture of South Korea. She also cultivates musical tastes beyond the classical repertoire and has collaborated in the Broadway to Boston Theater Company and the Korean Cultural Festival in Boston. Since 2017, she has expanded her musical career as an artistic director and has been trying to foster cultural exchange and integration by organizing multi-cultural concerts including a concert hosted by the Korean American Cultural Foundation and benefit concert for the local Kenyan immigrant community.
She earned her Bachelor’s degree from the Sookmyung Women’s University in South Korea and both Masters of Music and Doctors of Musical Arts degree from Boston University, as a recipient of Student Honors Award, under the guidance of Professor Michael Reynolds.