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Top prizewinner at numerous competitions, cellist Han Bin Yoon 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 2013 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.
Since 2014, Han Bin has been performing as a soloist at the Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth in Belgium. He has been highlighted in solo appearances including the Music Chapel Festival Beethoven (Flagey, Brussels) in collaboration with pianist Maria Joao Pires, Festival Musical du Brabant Wallon (Chateau de La Hulpe), Korean Cultural Center of Belgium, and BOZAR of Brussels.
The 2017-2018 season marks the beginning of Han Bin's Artist-in-Residence collaboration with the CASCO Phil, including a New Year's concerto tour of Belgium with maestro Benjamin Haemhouts. Han Bin has also most recently appeared as guest soloist with orchestras including the Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie (Mons, Belgium), Thornton Symphony under the baton of Maestro James Conlon, Springfield (MO), Torrance, Palisades, Brentwood and Huntsville Symphonies.
Han Bin has taken part in the inaugural Piatigorsky International Cello Festival and the International Musicians Seminar at Prussia Cove (UK), where he returns for the Open Chamber Music sessions next season. Han Bin has worked with such renowned cellists as Gary Hoffman, Bernard Greenhouse, David Geringas, Frans Helmerson, Steven Isserlis, Anner Bylsma, Jens Peter Maintz, Eleonore Schoenfeld, Paul Katz, and Ralph Kirshbaum.
Han Bin has been invited to such summer music festivals as the La Jolla SummerFest, Ravinia, Music@Menlo, Sarasota Music Festival, the Yellow Barn Music School & Festival, and the Chamber Music Workshop at the Perlman Music Program. He has collaborated with prominent artists including Itzhak Perlman, Maria Joao Pires, Gary Hoffman, Ralph Kirshbaum, Anthony Marwood, Donald Weilerstein, Paul Katz, Roger Tapping, Peter Frankl, Boris Berman, and members of the Cleveland, Juilliard, Orion and Tokyo String Quartets.
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 ACV Belgium, 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.
Recently appointed the Artistic Director of the Belgium Cello Society ASBL, Han Bin successfully launched the very first Brussels Cello Festival in October 2018. Please visit www.brusselscellofestival.com for more information and photos!
Han Bin is based in Belgium and regularly teaches the cello class at IMEP (Institut Supérieur de Musique et de Pédagogie) in Namur, Belgium. He currently performs on two cellos: a cello by Tanguy Fraval on special loan from the Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth and a 1820 Thomas Dodd cello made available by Ravinia's Steans Music Institute.
Last updated on June 2018. Please contact for the most recent version.