BIOGRAPHY: Han Bin Yoon, cello

BIOGRAPHY: Han Bin Yoon, cello 2014-06-27T15:04:59+00:00

Han-Bin-Yoon Top prizewinner at numerous competitions, cellist Han Bin Yoon most recently won the Second Prize at the 2013 Young Concert Artist International Auditions as well as the Third Prize and special award for the Best Performance of the Chinese Composition at the 1st International Schoenfeld Cello Competition in Hong Kong. In 2013, Han Bin was chosen by the Korean Concert Society to give his debut recital at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. where the distinguished audience included such notable figures as the Korean Ambassador Ho-Young Ahn.

In 2014, Han Bin begins his residency as a soloist at the Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth in Belgium. Season highlights include solo appearances at the Festival Musical du Brabant Wallon at the Chateau de La Hulpe, the Korean Cultural Center of Belgium, la Maison de la Musique at the Danieli Museum, and the Music Chapel Festival Beethoven at Flagey (Brussels).

Han Bin has most recently appeared as guest soloist with orchestras including the Thornton Symphony under the baton of Maestro James Conlon, Springfield (MO), Torrance, Palisades, Brentwood and Huntsville Symphonies. He has performed with the Los Angeles Violoncello Society, and he was also chosen as one of two classical instrumental finalists in the Los Angeles Music Center’s Spotlight Awards competition, subsequently performing in the PBS-broadcast gala concert at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.

In 2012, Han Bin took part in the inaugural Piatigorsky International Cello Festival, the International Musicians Seminar (IMS) Prussia Cove (UK), and the Académie Musicale de Villecroze (France), working privately with renowned cellists Steven Isserlis and Frans Helmerson. Next year, he will attend the International Music Academy in the Principality of Liechtenstein as well as return to IMS Prussia Cove for the Open Chamber Music sessions in September.

A devoted chamber musician, Han Bin has performed in such summer music festivals as the La Jolla SummerFest, Sarasota Music Festival, the Yellow Barn Music School & Festival, and the Chamber Music Workshop at the Perlman Music Program. He has worked closely with prominent artists including Itzhak Perlman, Anthony Marwood, Donald Weilerstein, Paul Katz, Roger Tapping, Peter Frankl, Boris Berman, and members of the Cleveland, Juilliard, Orion and Tokyo String Quartets. In 2008, he garnered the Borromeo String Quartet Guest Artist Award, leading to his collaboration with the Borromeo Quartet in a performance of Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence in Boston’s Jordan Hall.

Han Bin is the recipient of the 2010 Korean Honor Scholarship for exceptional musical talent from the U.S. Korean Embassy. He has also received scholarship support from the Léni Fé Bland Foundation, Ruth Cole Weber Foundation, and the Pacific Palisades Westside Committee of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. During his four years at the New England Conservatory of Music, he was awarded the Presidential Scholarship, the most prestigious scholarship bestowed by the NEC.

Han Bin has worked with such renowned cellists as Bernard Greenhouse, Frans Helmerson, Steven Isserlis, David Geringas, Anner Bylsma, Jens Peter Maintz, Eleonore Schoenfeld, Paul Katz, and Ralph Kirshbaum. He is currently an artist-in-residence at the Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth in Belgium under the direction of Gary Hoffman.

Han Bin Yoon last performed for La Jolla Music Society in SummerFest 2012.

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