South Korean pianist Yoonie Han is praised for her “flowing tones, poetic phrasing, and heavenly singing melodies” (Cincinnati Enquirer) and “her musical imagination and feel for complex textures drew vivid images” (Washington Post). She has won top prizes in distinguished international competitions and the highest accolades for her poetic performances in major concert halls in the U.S. and around the world. In 2009, Ms. Han was honored with the Gawon Music Award as the “most brilliant pianist aged 17 to 31 of any nationality who possesses the most promising potential for global prominence.”
She is the first-prize winner of the Washington International Piano Competition (2011), the Fulbright Competition (2011), Juilliard’s Gina Bachauer Piano Competition (2008), the World Piano Competition (2008), and the Kosciuszko Chopin Competition (2005), and has garnered major prizes at the Helsinki Maj Lind International Piano Competition and Milan Concorso Pianistico Ettore Pozzoli Internaziole. Following her 2001 grand-prize award in the Korea National Music Competition, the Korean Ministry of Culture named her its “most promising young artist.”
Ms. Han made her solo debut with the Seoul Philharmonic at age 13, and has since performed with the Berlin Symphoniker, Buffalo Philharmonic, Helsinki Philharmonic, Houston Symphony, Banff Festival Orchestra, and I Pomeriggi
Musicali di Milan, under such maestros as JoAnn Falletta, Leif Segerstam, Philippe Entremont, and Lior Shambadal. She has performed at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Berlin Philharmonie Hall, Finlandia Hall, Slovak Philharmonic Hall, the Bergamo Festival in Italy, Salle Cortot in Paris, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Chicago’s Dame Myra Hess Concert Series, and Sejong Performing Arts Center in Korea. Her performances have also been broadcast on WQXR-New York and on NPR’s “Artist Showcases.”
Ms. Han received a Bachelor’s degree from the Curtis Institute of Music studying with Eleanor Sokoloff, and a Master of Music degree from The Juilliard School as a pupil of Robert McDonald. She continues studying with Philippe Entremont and Jean Saunier. She is completing her Doctorate at SUNY Stony Brook. Yoonie Han is a Steinway Artist.
‘Melodie’ from Orfeo ed Euridice
Der Muller und der Bach
Lob der Thranen
V. El amor y la muerte
From Le Rossignol Eperdu
No. 10 La Fausse Indiffeerence
No. 21 La Danse de l’Amour et de l’Ennui
No. 27 La Danse de l’Amour et du Danger
‘Romeo and Juliet before parting’ Op. 75, No.10
‘Liebestod’ from Tristan und Isolde
Ronald M. Evans, a professor in the Gene Expression Laboratory and March of Dimes Chair in Molecular and Developmental Biology, is an authority on hormones, both their normal activities and their roles in disease. A major achievement in his lab was the discovery of a large family of molecules, named receptors, that respond to various steroid hormones, Vitamin A, and thyroid hormones. These hormones help control sugar, salt, calcium and fat metabolism; thus, they impact on our daily health as well as treatment of disease. The receptors Dr. Evans discovered are primary targets in the treatment of breast cancer, prostate cancer, and leukemia, as well as
osteoporosis and asthma.
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