Rina You was born in Nonsan (South Korea) in 1984. She began her musical studies at a very early age, starting out on the piano before moving on to the cello. She then attended the Daejeon Arts High School.
The desire to complete her studies in Italy led her to Rome: she was admitted to the Conservatorio di Roma "Santa Cecilia", in the class taught by Maurizio Gambini, and graduated with the highest honours in September 2008. Subsequently, she attended the prestigious Master Course at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Roma held by Francesco Strano and Giovanni Sollima, graduating with the highest honors in June 2011. She has also studied with Enrico Dindo at the Académie de Musique "Tibor Varga" in Sion (Switzerland).
At the Conservatorio di Roma "Santa Cecilia" she also graduated with the highest honours in Chamber Music with Rosaria Clemente. At the present, she studies under the guidance of the renowned cellist Gabriele Geminiani, principal cello of the Orchestra of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia.
She has performed in various chamber ensembles and orchestras (Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma, Roma Sinfonietta, Nuova Orchestra Scarlatti) in Korea, Italy, Corsica, Malta, Germany and the United States. She has performed in chamber ensembles with musicians such as Giovanni Sollima, Boris Petrushansky and Michelangelo Carbonara.