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"...Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3 is a stern test, even for seasoned professionals. In the concert’s sprawling first movement, 15-year-old Kimberly Han, winner of the Walgreens National Concerto Competition MYA Division, seemed unfazed by any of these difficulties, either digitally or musically. She dug into the swift scaler passages with ease, and held nothing back during the composer’s wryly dissonant outbursts and blistering scalar passages. Her feisty reading combined equal measures of vigor and polish, and she tended to the movements’ odd lyrical moments with a delicate touch..."
"16-year-old Kimberly Han is no stranger to fans of MYAC’s stellar music program. She is a potent double threat as violinist and pianist, three-time prize winner in the Walgreen’s Concerto Competition, and prize winner in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Youth Competition. Her dazzling reading of the finale of Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major was also the finale of the concert, and what a splendid ending it was for both soloist and orchestra. Every twist and turn of the work was handled with ease, and the final bars earned the musicians a richly deserved standing ovation."
M. Cameron, Chair of String Division, UIUC
"... ability to give each note the perfect weight bringing out the multiple melodies within the piece..."
98.7FM WFMT "Introductions"
"...14-year-old piano virtuoso highlighted the Kankakee Valley Symphony Orchestra's weekend performance...'Rhapsody in Blue' with Han masterfully handling the complex piano solos..."
Kankakee Valley Daily Journal
Recordings of Recent Concerts
For more concerts information in 2022-2023, please go to "Concerts" on this website. Thank you very much!
Lake Forest Place
All Chopin Works
Lake Forest, Illinois