Born in Seoul, Korea in 1992, Chi Ho HAN is one of the most promising pianists of his generation.
Han is the winner of ARD International Music Competition in Munich (2014), where he was also awarded all special prizes, including Audience Award and Best Performance on Commissioned Work. He also claimed championships at Seoul International Music Competition in Korea (2014), and at Kissinger KlavierOlymp, Germany (2013) with the addition of the Audience Prize.
An equally keen interpreter on Classical and contemporary repertories, Han has ranked himself among prize winners of the demanding Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition in Brussels (2016), the Gina Bachauer International Artists Piano Competition in USA (2014), Beethoven International Piano Competition in Vienna (2009), International Schubert Piano Competition in Dortmund, Germany (2011) and International Telkom Beethoven Piano Competition in Bonn, Germany (2011).
He has made successful concert appearances at prestigious venues across the continents, such as Golden Hall of Musikverein in Vienna (Austria), Herkulessaal , Prinzregententheater, and Gasteig in Munich, Gewandhaus in Leipzig (Germany), Zurich Tonhalle (Switzerland), Palais des Beaux-Arts (Belgium), Seoul Arts Center (Korea) and Forbidden City Concert Hall, Beijing (China), and performed at important music festivals, including International Klavier-Festival Ruhr, Kissinger Sommer International Music Festival, International Rheingau Music Festival, International Bodensee Music Festival, Musikdorf Ernen, and Deer Valley Music Festival in USA. His acclaimed performances have been recorded and broadcasted live by major channels throughout the world.
He has collaborated with Austrian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra, Korean Symphony Orchestra, Munich Chamber Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Marseille, St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra and Utah Symphony Orchestra (USA), among others.
Han studied at Seoul Arts High School in Seoul, Korea with Mrs. Jiae Kim and Prof. Kyeong Seun Pee, and earned his undergraduated degree with Prof. Arnulf von Arnim at the Folkwang University of Arts in Essen.
He is now a postgraduate at the University for Music, Theater and Media in Hannover, Germany under world-renowned pianist, Prof. Arie Vardi, and visiting student at the International Lake Como Piano Academy.
Igor Stravinsky- Agosti