Soojin Han

Soojin Han was born in 1986 in Korea and since her second birthday has lived in the United Kingdom. At the age of eight years old she started playing the violin and was accepted into the Yehudi Menuhin School before she moved to the Purcell School in order to study under Felix Andrievsky. She continued her study at Oxford university and the Royal Academy of Music in London. From 2010 – 2011 she studied with Prof. Ana Chumachenco at the Kronberg Academy in Germany.

Soojin has conducted solo performances with the London Symphony Orchestra, the Poznan Philharmonic, the Philharmonics in Tokio and Seoul, the Korean Symphony Orchestra, the London Soloists Chamber Orchestra and the Parisian Ensemble Ricercata

She has performed concerts in the United Kingdom, Europe and the Far East in concert halls such as the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, in the Suntory Hall, the Operacity and the Bunkamura Orchard Hall in Tokio, in the Osaka Symphony Hall and in the Sejong Arts Centre in Seoul. Her recordingshave been aired on the Polish, Dutch and Korean radio.

In 2001 Soojinwon the second prize in the renowned international Wieniawski Violin Competition (Poland). She was the youngest performer and receive seven additional special prizes, such as the Critique and Journalists prize as well as the Audience prize of the Polish radio.

Soojin has won numerous international awards, but has also won the 2002 Tunbridge Wells International Young Concert Artist Competition and in 2006 won the International Music Competition “pacem in terris” in Bayreuth.

Other wins were: Musicians Benevolent Fund’s Manoug Parikian Prize 2001, the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Emily Anderson Award 2002, the LSO Scholarship Competition 2002, Martin Music Scholarship and Hattori Foundation Scholarship, an Allcard Award of the Worshipful Company of Musicians 2008 and the Countess of Munster award 2008.

As a result of her love for chamber music she has participated several times at the Open Chamber Music at the IMS Prussia Cove.

Soojin Han performs on a Antonius Stradivarius from 1666, which has been leant to her by an unknown sponsor.