Based in Calgary, Han is a classical pianist, composer and arranger, harpsichordist, and multimedia visual artist whose work has encompassed a wide range of creative disciplines. He has established himself as an advanced piano instructor over the past fifteen years, and has adjudicated piano and composition at festivals.

In 2018 Han 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. His repertoire at the piano includes major works from all era, from Bach's Goldberg Variations to Prokofiev's Sonata No. 6. He has also accompanied on the piano and harpsichord, playing music with modern and early music instrumentalists, as well as vocalists and choirs.

 

For Canada's 150th, Han was one of eight Alberta composers commissioned by ARMTA to write short piano pieces based on folk songs, with the works published by Palliser. His compositional includes pieces for solo piano, chamber pieces for cello, bassoon, and oboe, and numerous classical and jazz piano arrangments.

As a visual artist, Han has focused on miniatures, painting, and crafts. He is currently building an architecturally accurate scale model of the Anne Frank House, based on his own research. Additionally he has done numerous media projects, ranging from wedding and event photography and videography to narrative filmmaking.

 

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. He is currently a piano instructor at MRU Conservatory. In his free time Han enjoys watching movies, travelling, writing fiction, and antiquing. He is also particularly fond of cars, cats, and Hallowe'en. He has lived in Calgary since 1993.

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