Oksoo Han

Oksoo Han has been heard worldwide as an artist of the Eric Semon Management of New York.  Following a most successful Carnegie Recital Hall debut in 1964, she has been renowned for her gifted and sensitive performances in such countries as Holland, Germany, England, Austria, as well as in the United States and Canada.  Her performances for the Concert Series together with radio recitals for BBC in London and WQXR in New York were announced successful, receiving all-out acclaim from the press. The government of the Republic of Korea conferred on her the National Cultural Merit Award in recognition of her musical activities home and abroad.

Professor Han was born in Seoul, Korea and had already achieved an astonishing number of awards and prizes before coming to the United States. She is a graduate of the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and student of the late Edward Steuermann, Sasha Goronitzki, and Madame Ilona Kabos of the Juilliard School of Music.

After serving as a member of the faculty at Long Island University in New York for many years, she now teaches at Dankook University in Seoul. She also travels widely giving master classes at the most distinguished conservatories throughout Korea and abroad.  Her excellence in teaching so outshines the others that Professor Han was cited in 1982 as the Distinguished Musician of The Monthly Music to commemorate the 12th anniversary of this Korean music magazine's foundation. In addition to her involvement as a member of the Board of Trustees of The World Piano Competition, Professor Han was the first Korean to be invited as a distinguished guest of the Tchaikovsky International Competition and was also invited as a jury member of the Prokofiev International Competition and serves on the Juries of numerous International Piano Competitions.

“she is a performer who feels each note so keenly and she communicated her feeling with great pianistic power” New York Times.  “She can add an ethereal quality from her natural musicality without interfering with the artistic form of the music.”
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