June Han

Born to Korean diplomat parents, June Han has lived in Belgium, Indonesia, Ivory-Coast, The Netherlands, and France, prior to her arrival in the United States in 1994. Ms. Han holds a Premier Prix for Harp and Chamber Music from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, a Master of Music and Artist Diploma degree from the Yale School of Music, and a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree from the Juilliard School. An active proponent of chamber and contemporary music, she has performed in major venues in New York City with The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Sea Cliff Chamber Players, Speculum Musicae, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, as well as with Ensemble Sospeso, Sequitur Ensemble and Ensemble 21, which she has been a member of since 1998. Ms. Han is also an active orchestral player and has worked with the Orchestra of Paris, participating in their North American tour in January 2002, the Kirov Opera Orchestra, and the New York Philharmonic. Ms. Han’s appearances at summer music programs include the Aspen and Tanglewood festivals in the United States, and she has been a member of the faculty of the Bowdoin Summer Music Festival since 1996. She was a featured soloist with the Colonial Symphony Orchestra in Morristown, NJ, and the Durham-Oshawa Symphony Orchestra in Canada. Her recordings include works by Anton Webern, Arnold Schoenberg, Elliott Carter (Bridge Label), Thea Musgrave, Harold Meltzer, Jean Francaix, Carolyn Steinberg, and Ronald Caltabiano, and she has premiered works by her mother, Young-Ja Lee, Charles Wuorinen, and Hyo-Shin Na, among many others. Ms. Han is currently on faculty at Columbia University and Yale School of Music (2003-2005). Her upcoming engagements include performances at the OK Mozart Festival.