Chi Ho Han
Nationality South Korea
Born in Seoul, Korea in 1992, Han studied in Essen with Arnulf von Arnim and obtained his Master degree (2017) and Soloklasse (2019) at the University for Music, Theater and Media in Hannover, Germany under Arie Vardi. He also studied at the International Lake Como Piano Academy with William Grant Nabore, Fou Ts’ong, Dang Thai Son and Dmitri Bashkriov ,among others.
Chi-Ho Han remains a unique interpreter on a wide range of piano repertoires. Establishing a personal voice in German arts at age 20 Han claimed prizes at Beethoven Competitions respectively in Vienna and Bonn, and Schubert Competition in Dortmund. In 2014, he went onto winning the ARD International Music Competition (Germany) with Audience Award and Best Performance on Commissioned Work, First Prize at Seoul International Music Competition (Korea), Silver Medal at Gina Bachauer International Artists Piano Competition (USA), and 4th prize at the Queen Elisabeth International Competition (Belgium) in 2016. In 2022 he won 3rd Prize and Isang Yun Prize at Orléans International Piano Competition (France) on contemporary art music, with his wide spectrum evidently proven across genres.