Mia BC has extensive experience performing cello, and has specialized in providing live entertainment for weddings, private parties, corporate events, concert recitals, and other occasions. If hired, Mia can either play alone (unaccompanied cello) as a solo act, as a duet with a pianist, or she can arrange for a group of other extremely talented musicians as well as herself to perform together in a chamber ensemble. Mia is extremely versatile and can accommodate almost any and all musical needs.
Mia BC was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, where she began her musical studies at the age of four and began playing cello at the age of 8 with Bongshin Ko. At 10 she continued her studies at the prestigious Colburn School of the Performing Arts with Dr. Richard Naill. In her youth, Mia was a member of the Colburn Chamber Orchestra and participated in the Colburn School's "Honors Trio," which routinely performed in master-classes and in concerts on 105.1 K-MOZART'S broadcast, "Sunday's Live." In 2005, she competed and placed as a Laureate in the Sphinx Competition and a finalist at the Los Angeles Spotlight Awards. At age 18 she was accepted into the studio of Eleonore Schoenfeld at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music where she studied and played principal cello in the American Youth Symphony until 2008. She completed her bachelor's degree in cello performance at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University under the tutelage of Amit Peled.
Mia has attended several music festivals locally and internationally, including the Aspen Music Festival in Colorado, the Idyllwild Arts Academy in California, Encore School for Strings in Ohio, the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland, and the Forum de Violoncello de España in Madrid, Spain. She has participated in master-classes with the Emerson, Guarneri, Tokyo, Miro, Takács, and Orion string quartets as well as with the Eroica Trio. While studying at the Peabody Institute, her chamber group, the Janos Quartet, won the position as the Honors Quartet in residence in Baltimore, Maryland, and performed in 2012 in Shanghai, China, at the Shanghai Conservatory, and at the Aspen Music Festival.
Mia is a musical egalitarian with a great passion for Jazz, and enjoys playing a myriad of instruments. She has recorded backing vocals for indie rock band "Meekos&Me's," debut album, released on iTunes in June 2011, and was featured as a prominent artist on electronic contemporary musician Dan Deacon's latest album "America," released internationally in August 2012. She has also been seen performing with other eclectic groups such as the renowned band "Pink Martini," whom she played with in Spring 2013 at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC to a sold out audience.