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Welcome Dr. Yoonie Han to HKBU Department of Music

13 July 2018

We are excited to welcome Dr. Yoonie Han to the Department of Music as Assistant Professor of Music this coming academic year.

Praised for her :flowing tones, poetic phrasing and heavenly singing melodies; (Cincinnati Inquirer), and :musical imagination and feel for complex textures drew vivid images; (Washington Post), South Korean pianist Yoonie Han has won top prizes in distinguished international competitions and the highest accolades for her poetic performances in major concert halls in the U.S. and around the world.

Dr. Han is the first-prize winner of the Washington International Piano Competition, Fulbright Concerto Competition, World Piano Competition, Kosciuszko Chopin Competition, Juilliard・s Gina Bachauer Piano Competition, Juilliard・s Frederich Nordmann Piano Competition, Music Teachers・ National Association Piano Competition, and has garnered major prizes at the Helsinki Maj Lind International Piano Competition, Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli Prize, Concorso Pianistico Ettore Pozzoli Internaziole, Valencia-Paterna International Piano Competition, and Recontre International Piano Competitions. Having made her solo debut with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra at Seoul Arts Center at age 13, Ms. Han has since performed with the Berlin Symphoniker, Buffalo Philharmonic, Helsinki Philharmonic, Houston Symphony, Banff Festival Orchestra, Santa Cruz Symphony, Artosphere Festival Orchestra, I Pomeriggi Musicali di Milan, Gangnam Symphony Orchestra of Korea, Presidential Symphony Orchestra of Turkey, New Jersey Festival Orchestra, Boca Raton Symphonia, New Amsterdam Orchestra, Philharmonic of Southern New Jersey, Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, Arkansas Philharmonic, and Juilliard Pre-College Symphony Orchestra. She has played such celebrated venues as at Berlin Philharmonie, Concertgebouw, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Frick Collections, Symphony Space, Boston University Tanglewood Festival, Embassy Series in Washington D.C., Rockefeller University・s Tri-Noon Series, Myra Hess Series, Phillips Collections, Bergamo Festival in Italy, Salle Cortot in France, Mozart Museum in Czech Republic, and SeJong Performing Arts Center in Korea.

Dr. Han received her Bachelor・s degree from the Curtis Institute of Music studying with Eleanor Sokoloff, her Master of Music degree from the Juilliard School as a pupil of Robert McDonald, and her Doctorate at SUNY Stony Brook, privately studied with Eduardus Halim. She has given masterclasses at Harvard University, New York University, Boston University, Berklee College of Music, Indiana University, San Francisco Conservatory, San Francisco State University, College of William & Mary, City University of New York, State University of New York, California State University, Longy School of Music, Amalfi Coast Music Festival and Amica Piano Festival in Italy.

To learn more about Dr. Yoonie Han: http://www.yooniehan.com


Dr. Yoonie Han