Based in Calgary, Han is a classical pianist, composer and arranger, harpsichordist, and multimedia visual artist whose work has encompassed a wide range of musical and artistic disciplines. A piano instructor for over fifteen years, Han currently teaches at MRU Conservatory, and has adjudicated piano and composition at music festivals.

At the piano, Han has performed major works from all eras. In 2018 he performed Rachmaninoff’s First Piano Concerto as a soloist with the Symphony of the Kootenays in BC. He has 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. He has also performed with Calgary’s Timepoint Ensemble, and in 2016 he performed a recital of music from the 14th to the 21st Centuries. Additionally, he has played continuo on the harpsichord, and accompanied instrumentalists and choirs.

 

For Canada's 150th, Han was one of eight Alberta composers commissioned by ARMTA to write piano pieces based on Canadian folk songs, with the works published by Palliser. His chamber works include Adagio/Allegro/Piano/Bassoon (2015), Ballad Concerto for Cello and Piano (2012), and Three Dances for Oboe and Piano (2020). His other works include solo piano pieces Lullaby (2016) and Piano Sonata (2013), numerous small pieces and arrangements, and also short instrumental works and some film scoring.

As a visual artist, Han has focused on miniatures, painting, and mechanical crafts. He has also photographed weddings and events, and focused on filmmaking and video production. He is currently building an architecturally accurate scale model of the Anne Frank House, based on his own research and design.

 

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 fiction, and antiquing. He has lived in Calgary since 1993.

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