Yoonie Han is an international award-winning concert pianist.
Praised for her “flowing tones, poetic phrasing and heavenly singing melodies” (Cincinnati Enquirer) and her “musical imagination and feel for complex textures” (Washington Post), South Korean pianist Yoonie Han has won top prizes in distinguished international competitions and the highest accolades for her performances in major concert halls around the world.
In 2009 she won South Korea’s Gawon Music Award as the “most brilliant pianist aged 17 to 31 of any nationality who possesses the most promising potential for global prominence.” She also won first prize in the Washington International Piano Competition (2011), the Fulbright Concerto Competition (2011), Juilliard’s Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition (2008), the Cincinnati World Piano Competition (2008) and the Kosciuszko Foundation National Chopin Competition (2005) and has garnered major awards at the Helsinki International Maj Lind Piano Competition and Milan Concorso Pianistico Ettore Pozzoli Internazionale. Following her 2001 grand-prize victory in the Korea National Music Competition, she was named “most promising young artist” by the Korean Ministry of Culture.
Having made her solo debut with the Seoul Philharmonic at age 13, Ms. Han has since performed with the Berlin Symphoniker, Buffalo Philharmonic, Helsinki Philharmonic, Houston Philharmonic, Banff Festival Orchestra and I Pomeriggi Musicali in Milan under such conductors as JoAnn Falletta, Leif Segerstam, Philippe Entremont and Lior Shambadal. She has played such celebrated venues as Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center, Frick Collections, Myra Hess Series, Philips Collections in the U.S., Berlin Philharmonie, the Salle Cortot in Paris, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and Se-Jong Performing Arts Center in Korea. In 2012-13 she made a recital tour at the Steinway Halls in Europe and America. Her performances have aired on WQXR-New York, Chicago’s WFMT, NPR’s “Artist Showcase” series and other broadcast outlets.
Ms. Han received her bachelor’s degree in music from the Curtis Institute, studying with Eleanor Sokoloff, and master’s degree in music from the Juilliard School as a student of Robert McDonald. She is pursuing her doctorate at SUNY Stony Brook and studying with Philippe Entremont.
Yoonie Han is a Steinway Artist.
Steinway Records, Concert Artists Guild
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