Han is a classical pianist and composer. His work in music has included solo and chamber performances and an output of numerous original compositions. He is a piano instructor of over fifteen years, and is currently a piano instructor at Mount Royal University Conservatory. He has also adjudicated piano and composition at Alberta music festivals.

At the piano Han has performed major works from all eras, including Bach's Goldberg Variations, Beethoven’s Op. 53 and 57 Sonatas, Prokofiev's Piano Sonata No. 6, 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 programmed a solo recital of music from medieval to modern eras. Han participated in the national CMC Stepping Stone competition, the CMC Finals on both piano and harpsichord, and the RBC Concerto Competition with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra.

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 have been performed in various cities; these include Adagio/Allegro/Piano/Bassoon (Calgary and Banff, 2015), the jazz-infused Ballad Concerto for Cello and Piano (Calgary, 2012 and Toronto, 2014), and Three Dances for Oboe and Piano (to be performed in Montréal this spring). Han’s solo piano works include Lullaby (2016), Piano Sonata (2013), and numerous short works and arrangements. Other works include 'Burst' (2010) for solo accordion, and some film music for a student production at Dodge Film School.

Outside of music, Han is busy as a multimedia visual artist. 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, and in 2017 he produced a launch video for Javeda Baby by fashion designer Aman Dhalay, featuring original music. Han is also an avid painter and fiction writer.

 

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 and discussing movies, travelling, antiquing, and talking about cars to whoever will listen. He has lived in Calgary since 1993.