Han, Chi Ho

HAN, Chi Ho

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Chi Ho Han was born in Seoul, Korea in 1992. In spite of his young age, he has won many prestigious international prizes, including 1st Prize in the Seoul International Music Competition (2014), 3rd Prize in the Beethoven International Piano Competition in Vienna (2009), 2nd Prize and the Special Prize in the Schubert International Piano Competition in Dortmund, Germany (2011), 2nd Prize and Audience Prize in the International Telekom Beethoven Piano Competition in Bonn, Germany (2011), Geza Anda Prize in the 12th Concours Geza Anda in Zurich, Switzerland (2012),1st Prize and Audience Prize in the 11th Kissinger Klavierolymp in Germany (2013), and 4th Prize in the 6th China International Piano Competition in Xiamen, China (2013). Since 2013, his career is supported by the Dr. Carl-Doerken Foundation.

He has performed in prestigious concert venues such as Golden Hall of Musikverein in Vienna (Austria), Dortmund Konzerthaus, Bochum Jahrhundertshalle, Beethoven Halle in Bonn (Germany), Zurich Tonhalle (Switzerland), and Seoul Arts Center (Korea).

He has been a guest of many international music festivals such as International Klavier Festival Ruhr (Geramny) and International Bodensee Music Festival (Switzerland). He is invited for the 2014 Summer International Music Festival in Bad Kissingen Germany where he will play with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Marseille under Maestro Lawrence Foster.

He has played with Austrian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Suwon Philharmonic Orchestra, Musikkollegium Winterthur Orchestra, Dortmund Philharmonic Orchestra, Beethoven Orchestra, and the Kurpfaelzisches Kammerorchester. His Concerts have been broadcast by radio stations ORF (Austrian Broadcasting), WDR (West German Broadcasting), SWR (Southwest Broadcasting in Germany), and BR-Bayerischen Rundfunks (Bavarian Broadcast).

He began learning piano at the age of five. He studied in Seoul Arts High School with Mrs. Jiae Kim and Prof. Kyeong Seun Pee. He went to Germany in 2008 when he was 16 years old and studied in the Folkwang University of Arts in Essen with Prof. Arnulf von Arnim. Since 2012, he has been studying with Prof. Arie Vardi at the University for Music, Theater and Media in Hannover,Germany.

Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata No. 28 in A Major, op. 101
  Allegretto, ma non troppo
  Vivace alla marcia
  Adagio, ma non troppo, con affetto
Charles-Valentin Alkan Etude (Le festin d’Esope), op. 39, no. 12
Maurice Ravel from Miroirs
  Oiseaux tristes                                
  Une barque sur l’océan                               
  Alborada del gracioso
Alexander Scriabin Sonata No. 3 in F-sharp Minor, op. 23
  Presto con fuoco
Rodion Shchedrin Basso Ostinato
Franz Schubert Drei Klavierstücke, D. 946
Franz Schubert/Liszt                          Serenade
Franz Liszt Sonata in B Minor
Sergei Rachmaninoff Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, op. 43