Han Bin Yoon, Artistic Director
Artistic Director Han Bin Yoon is a top prizewinner at numerous international competitions, including the Second Prize at the 2013 Young Concert Artist International Auditions, as well as the Third Prize and special award at the 2013 International Schoenfeld Cello Competition in Hong Kong. In 2013, Han Bin gave 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.
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), Thornton Symphony under the baton of Maestro James Conlon, Springfield (MO), Torrance, Palisades, Brentwood and Huntsville Symphonies.
During the past three seasons, Han Bin was a soloist at the Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth in Belgium. He was highlighted in solo appearances including the Music Chapel Festival Beethoven (Flagey) 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.
Han Bin has been invited to such music festivals as the La Jolla SummerFest, Piatigorsky, Ravinia, Music@Menlo, Sarasota, Yellow Barn, 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. This season, he returns to IMS Prussia Cove for the Open Chamber Music sessions.
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. He is currently based in Belgium and performs on a cello by Tanguy Fraval on special loan from the Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth.
Han Bin would like to say a special “thank you” to all the family, friends, mentors, and sponsors who made this festival possible!