Han is a classical pianist, composer, and visual artist. He has performed solo, ensemble, and concerto music from the Renaissance to the modern era, and his compositional output includes solo and chamber works, and arrangements. His visual artwork has focused on miniatures, painting, mechanical crafts, photography, and video production. 

At the piano, Han's repertoire include Bach's Goldberg Variations, Chopin's Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise Op. 22, Prokofiev's Piano Sonata No. 6 Op. 82, and Ligeti’s Musica Ricercata. In 2018 he performed Rachmaninoff’s First Piano Concerto with the Symphony of the Kootenays in B.C., and played in a concert with Calgary’s Timepoint Ensemble. In 2016 he performed a recital of music from the 14th to the 21st Centuries. He participated in the national CMC Stepping Stone competition, the CMC Finals on piano and harpsichord, and the RBC Concerto Competition with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra (2012). He has also played continuo on the harpsichord, and accompanied instrumentalists and choirs. 

 

Han has taught piano for sixteen years and is currently a piano instructor at Mount Royal Conservatory. His students have won numerous scholarships and medals for piano locally and provincially. He has also worked at music festivals, adjudicating piano and songwriting.

For Canada's 150th, Han was one of eight composers commissioned by ARMTA to write pieces based on Canadian folk songs, with the works published by Palliser. His ensemble works include Adagio/Allegro/Piano/Bassoon (performed in Calgary and Banff, 2015), the jazz-infused Ballad Concerto for Cello and Piano (performed in Calgary, 2012 and Toronto, 2014), and Three Dances for Oboe and Piano. Han’s solo piano works include Lullaby (2016), Piano Sonata (2013), and numerous small pieces and arrangements. His output also includes short instrumental works and some film scoring.

Han maintains a range of visual arts projects. He is currently building an architecturally accurate scale model of the Anne Frank House based on his own research and design. He has worked as a wedding photographer and videographer. His video work has also included a short film for the 2020 Okotoks Film Festival's 48-Hour Filmmaking Challenge, and a promo video for Javeda Baby by designer Aman Dhalay in 2017.

 

Han studied piano with Peter Thomas Turner and Vladimir Levtov, and composition with Allan Gordon Bell. He graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Music in piano performance and a Bachelor of Arts in English, and received Licentiate and Associate piano diplomas from the Royal Conservatory of Music. In his free time Han enjoys watching movies, travelling, writing, and antiquing. He has lived in Calgary since 1993.

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