Originally from South Korea and raised in Great Britain, Stella made her London solo debut at the Royal Albert Hall, London at the age of fifteen, playing in front of a sold out audience. She has also given recital programs in South Korea, Spain, the Netherlands, Poland, Germany, Croatia, the U.S.A., and played on numerous occasions on national television and radio. Stella was selected as one of the Holland Music Sessions’ “New Masters on Tour” and gave solo recitals across Europe, including the Royal Concertgebouw.
Stella has performed in numerous renowned music festivals around the world including, Yellow Barn Chamber Music Festival, Ravinia Festival, La Jolla SummerFest, Banff Chamber Music Festival, Casals Festival, the Perlman Music Program and Aspen Music Festival. She has also collaborated with eminent musicians such as Ralph Kirshbaum, Jaime Laredo, Sharon Robinson, Joseph Kalichstein, Joseph Silverstein and Borromeo Quartet.
Stella earned Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees with honors at the prestigious Gregor Piatigorsky Studio, USC Thornton School of Music with Ralph Kirshbaum and completed further graduate studies at the New England Conservatory with Laurence Lesser. She recently completed her Doctorate of Musical Arts degree at USC and was selected as the Outstanding DMA Graduate and was inducted into Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society. She is currently performing and teaching in the Los Angeles area, and is a cellist of SAKURA cello quintet.