Yoonjung Han

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This is a Korean name; the family name is Han.
Yoonie Han
Yoonie Han performing at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, New York City on 16 April 2010
Yoonie Han performing at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, New York City on 16 April 2010
Background information
Birth name Han Yoon Jung
Also known as Yoonie
Born (1985-01-12) January 12, 1985 (age 29)
South Korea
Origin New York City, New York, USA
Genres Classical
Occupation(s) Pianist
Instruments Piano
Years active 1998-present
Website www.yooniehan.com
Yoonjung Han
Hangul 한윤정
Hanja 韓侖廷
Revised Romanization Han Yunjeong
McCune–Reischauer Han Yunjŏng

Yoonjung "Yoonie" Han (born January 12, 1985 in South Korea[1][2]) is an award-winning female South Korean classical pianist.

Education[edit]

State University of New York Stony Brook (Stony Brook, NY)
Doctor of Musical Arts
2015 (proj.)
The Julliard School (New York, NY)
Master of Music
2009
The Curtis Institute of Music (Philadelphia, PA)
Bachelor of Music
2007
The Julliard School Pre-college (New York, NY) 2003

Principal Teachers: Philippe Entremont, Robert McDonald, Eleanor Sokoloff, Jean Saulnier

Teaching experience[edit]

Masterclasses:
New Jersey City University - 2015 (upcoming)
San Francisco Conservatory - 2014
Shorter University (GA) - 2014
Steinway Gallery (Manila, Philippines) - 2014
College of Williams & Mary (VA) - 2013
University of North Dakota - 2013
University of Arkansas - 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015

Career[edit]

Her first competitive performance was at age 10, in the Seoul Philharmonic competition which she won, and that was followed by many more such engagements.[3] In 2010, music critic Jon Sobel wrote that she will likely be among the premiere young pianists of the decade, "one of those natural-born performers who become one with the instrument—not trying to surmount it, as a more showy pianist might, but rather losing herself in the music like an actor merging magnetically with a role."[4]

1998–2008[edit]

At age thirteen, Han made her solo debut with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra at Sejong Concert Hall, playing Beethoven's Piano Concerto Number 3 in C minor.[5]

On February 19, 2005 Han performed the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto Number 2 in C minor with the Pottstown Symphony Orchestra in Pottstown, Pennsylvania as part of their Masterworks II: Young Artist Showcase program.[6] Han was selected as one of thirty-eight pianists worldwide and from May 9 to June 5, 2005 participated in the 2005 TCU/Cliburn Piano Institute Young Artists program in conjunction with the Twelfth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, performing at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and the PepsiCo Recital Hall at the TCU Walsh Center for Performing Arts.[7]

On February 24, 2006 Han performed a 2-hour recital of Bach-Busoni, Mozart, Chopin, and Liszt at Dudley Recital Hall at the University of Houston.[8] On July 23, 2006 Han performed as a soloist with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra in their Bravo Beethoven concert at Artpark.[9] As the 2005 Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Competition winner, on November 4 and 19, 2006 Han performed solo recitals at the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in New York.[10]

On March 7, 2007 Han performed a recital at the Fifth Annual Steinway Piano Festival at Dauer Hall at the University of Florida.[11] On September 15, 2007 Han opened the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra's 60th season, performing the Liszt Piano Concerto Number 1 in E-flat major in their Diamond Jubilee concert.[12]

In June 2008, Han won the 2008 Juilliard Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition, along with Naomi Kudo. Along with a Lincoln Center recital, the winners received full tuition scholarships to Juilliard.[13] On August 10, 2008 Han performed Mozart's Piano Concerto Number 22 in E-flat major, K. 482 at Eric Harvie Theatre with the Banff Festival Orchestra at the 2008 Banff Summer Arts Festival in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada.[14] On October 28, 2008 Han gave a recital at the Taft Museum of Art in Cincinnati, Ohio as the gold medalist of the 2008 Cincinnati World Piano Competition.[15]

2009–2010[edit]

Yoonie Han, competitor at Thirteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in Fort Worth, Texas on 7 June 2009

Han was selected from hundreds of pianists around the world as one of thirty pianists to compete in the Thirteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in Fort Worth, Texas. On May 26, 2009 in the Preliminary Recital round of the competition, she performed music from Haydn, Chopin, and Granados but was not chosen to advance to the semifinals.

On June 10, 2009 Han performed in the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series at Preston Bradley Hall of the Chicago Cultural Center.[16] The concert was also broadcast live on WFMT (98.7 FM) radio and Channel 25 television.

In August 2009, Han performed again at the Vladimir Nielsen Piano Festival in Sag Harbor, New York.[17]

Han received the 2009 Gawon International Music Society of Seoul, South Korea award. This award is given to the "most brilliant pianist aged 17-31 of any nationality who possesses the most promising potential for global prominence, to provide support for the artist's continued development and maturation as a musician." Han performed a solo recital at the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts in Seoul, South Korea on September 19, 2009 as part of the award.[18]

On April 16, 2010 Han performed a solo recital of Haydn, Chopin, Granados, and R. Schumann at Starr Theater, Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center in New York City.[19]

Han was selected as one of 42 competitors from around the world in the XV Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition in Salt Lake City from June 16 to July 1, 2010.[20]

On July 10, 2010 Han won The Keyboard Charitable Trust Career Development Award at the Concurso Internacional de Piano in Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil.[21]

2011–2012[edit]

On April 29, 2011 Han won the Fourth Prize out of 52 competitors and 142 applicants at the Premi Internacional Pianístic de Paterna in Paterna, Valencia, Spain.[22]

On May 22, 2011 Han won the First Prize and Audience Prize out of 149 entrants from 38 countries at the Fulbright Concerto Competition in Fayetteville, Arkansas.[23] On May 28, 2011 Han won the First Prize, Louis A. Potter Award out of 222 entrants and 17 semifinalists at the 2011 Washington International Competition for Piano at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C..[24] On September 11, 2011 Han was one of six pianists in the world named a finalist for the Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli Prize awarded by the city of Eppan an der Weinstraße, Italy.[25] On November 24, 2011 Han won the Rencontre International de Piano competition in Paris, sponsored by the Automobile Club de France.[26]

On December 7, 2011 Han returned to perform a solo recital of Mompou and Granados at the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series at Preston Bradley Hall of the Chicago Cultural Center.[16] The concert was also broadcast live on WFMT (98.7 FM) radio and wfmt.com.

On March 28, 2012 Han made her Kennedy Center solo recital debut in the Terrace Theater in Washington, DC. She played a program of Bach-Busoni Chaconne, Granados Goyescas “Los Requiebros” and “El Amor Y La Muerte,” Liszt En Rêve and La Campanella, and Schumann Carnaval. The recital was presented by the Friday Morning Music Club in honor of Ms. Han’s first prize in the 2011 Washington International Competition for Piano.[27]

On July 18, 2012 WQXR-FM New York radio broadcast Han and Naomi Kudo's Dvorak “Two Slavonic Dances” and Han's Chopin Piano Concerto No. 2 with the New York Concert Artists Symphony Orchestra conducted by Vince Lee as part of their weekly McGraw-Hill Companies Young Artists Showcase program.[28]

In December 2012 Yoonie Han was honored as a Steinway Artist by Steinway & Sons in New York City, adding her to a roster of the most accomplished and discriminating artists in the world.[29]

Awards[edit]

date award awarded by location
December 2012 Steinway Artist[29] Steinway & Sons New York City, New York, USA
24 November 2011 Winner 2011 Rencontre International de Piano competition sponsored by Automobile Club de France[26] Paris, France
11 September 2011 Finalist, Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli Prize (free masterclass with Arie Vardi including travel, room and board + 3 concerts in Eppan) 2011 Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli Prize awarded by the city of Eppan[25] Eppan an der Weinstraße, Italy
28 May 2011 First prize, Louis A. Potter Award (US $10,000 + 3 Washington, DC concerts including 2 at Kennedy Center) 2011 Washington International Competition for Piano[24] Washington, D.C., USA
22 May 2011 First prize (US $5,000 + US $12,000 Fulbright
College scholarship + 8 USA/Europe recitals)
Audience prize (US$1,000)
2011 Fulbright Concerto Competition[23] Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA
29 April 2011 Fourth prize (certificate and €1,000) 2011 Premi Internacional Pianístic de Paterna[22] Paterna, Valencia, Spain
10 July 2010 The Keyboard Trust Career Development Prize
(US $2,000 + London and other concerts)
2010 Concurso Internacional de Piano, The City of Florianópolis Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil
14 October 2009 Semifinalist (US $1,000) 10th San Antonio International Piano Competition San Antonio, Texas, USA
September 2009 2009 award winner (US $10,000, recital)[18] Gawon International Music Society Seoul, South Korea
13 July 2008 First prize (gold medal) 52nd Cincinnati World Piano Competition[30] Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
June 2008 Co-winner (full scholarship, recital)[13] 2008 Juilliard Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition New York City, New York, USA
7 June 2007 Fifth prize (€4,000) Second Helsinki International Maj Lind Piano Competition[31] Helsinki, Finland
2006 First prize (gold medal) 58th Nena Wideman Piano Competition[32][33] Shreveport, Louisiana, USA
5 May 2005 First prize (laureate, US $5,000) 56th Kosciuszko Foundation National Chopin Piano Competition[34] New York City, New York, USA
2005 Second prize International Ettore Pozzoli Piano Competition[35] Seregno, Milan, Italy
2004 Winner - senior piano Kathryn E. MacPhail Young Artist Competition[6] Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA
2001 Grand prize Korea National Music Competition Seoul, South Korea

References[edit]

  1. ^ Helsinki International Maj Lind Piano Competition 2007 - The competitors - Han Yoonjung
  2. ^ 2005 TCU Cliburn Institute - Young Artists - Participants
  3. ^ Ward, Charles. "2008 Ima Hogg National Young Artist Competition: The final four", Houston Chronicle (2008-06-06).
  4. ^ Sobel, John. "Music Review: Yoonjung Han Plays Chopin and Mompou", Seattle Post Intelligencer (2010-10-06).
  5. ^ InstantEncore - Yoonjung Han, piano biography
  6. ^ a b Campman Piano Studio - Community Concerts and Recitals
  7. ^ 2005 TCU Cliburn Institute > Young Artists > Participants > Han, Yoonjung
  8. ^ Forum Polonia Houston - Eighth Annual Piano Concert featuring Yoonjung Han
  9. ^ WNY Polish American Events - July 2006
  10. ^ Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in New York > Calendar of Events 2006
  11. ^ University of Florida - College of Fine Arts News - University of Florida Presents the Fifth Annual Steinway Piano Festival March 6-9, 2007
  12. ^ Shreveport Symphony Diamond Jubilee - September 15, 2007
  13. ^ a b JUILLIARD PIANISTS YOONJUNG HAN AND NAOMI KUDO OPEN 31ST SEASON OF THE MCGRAW-HILL COMPANIES' "YOUNG ARTISTS SHOWCASE"
  14. ^ 2008 Banff Summer Arts Festival
  15. ^ Taft Museum of Art - World Piano Competition Recital
  16. ^ a b International Music Foundation - The Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts
  17. ^ Vladimir Nielsen Piano Festival Presents Night of Piano Concerti
  18. ^ a b Gawon International Music Society - 2009 Award Winner - Yoonjung Han
  19. ^ Time Out New York - Opera & Classical - Yoonjung Han at Alice Tully Hall (Lincoln Center)
  20. ^ Gina Bachauer International Artists Piano Competition Competitors 2010
  21. ^ 2010 Concurso Internacional de Piano, The City of Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil
  22. ^ a b Primer Premi Internacional Pianístic de Paterna – Results
  23. ^ a b Fulbright Concerto Competition
  24. ^ a b Friday Morning Music Club, Inc. – 2011 Washington International Competition for Piano
  25. ^ a b 2011 International Piano Academy Eppan – The Pianists
  26. ^ a b Alink-Argerich Foundation - Competition Results 2011 - Rencontre International de Piano, Paris
  27. ^ The Washington Post: Pianist Yoonie Han hits sweet spot at Kennedy Center's Terrace Theater, 29 March 2012
  28. ^ WQXR – The McGraw-Hill Companies Young Artists Showcase: Double Keyboard Delight
  29. ^ a b Steinway & Sons – Steinway Artists – Last name begins with “H”
  30. ^ The World Piano Competition
  31. ^ Helsinki International Maj Lind Piano Competition 2007 - Results
  32. ^ The Wideman Piano Competition - Past Winners
  33. ^ The 58th Wideman Piano Competition - 2006 Winners
  34. ^ Kosciuszko Foundation Announces Chopin Piano Competition Winners
  35. ^ Concorso Pianistico Internazionale Ettore Pozzoli - Winner's List

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