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.”