Han is a classical pianist and visual artist with a creative output spanning a wide range of disciplines. He has performed major works from all eras in concerts in western Canada, composed solo and chamber music, and written numerous arrangements that have been downloaded around the world. He is a piano instructor with two decades of teaching experience, and he has adjudicated at music festivals in Alberta and Saskatchewan.
photo by Dave Mitchell
Han’s repertoire at the keyboard encompasses music from medieval and Renaissance music through to the modern era, including works such as Bach’s Goldberg Variations and Prokofiev’s Sixth Piano Sonata. His concerts have included Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with Symphony of the Kootenays, solo recitals for Rosetown Music Festival and Calgary ProArts, and chamber music with Calgary Timepoint Ensemble. He participated in the CMC finals for piano and harpsichord, the CMC Stepping Stone, and the RBC Competition with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. He has written works for various settings of piano, strings, and wind instruments including Ballad Concerto for Cello and Piano, Trio for Strings, Three Dances for Oboe and Piano, and Piano Vignettes. For Canada’s 150th he was one of eight Alberta composers commissioned to write pieces for students based on folk songs, with the works published by Palliser.
photo by Chantelle de Coninck Smith
Outside of music, Han has focused on media work, painting, and miniatures, and he has done photography and videography work for local weddings, individual musicians, and organisations including Equilibrium School, Instrumental Society of Calgary, Astralis Quartet, and Javeda.
Han graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Music in piano performance and a Bachelor of Arts in English literature, and received Licentiate and Associate diplomas from the Royal Conservatory of Music. He is currently an instructor for MRU Conservatory and Academy.