Irene Han Cellist

Cellist Irene Han is a dedicated chamber musician, passionate about performing a wide array of styles. As a soloist and a chamber musician she has performed at Musique en Graves, Musique à Hourtin, Festival de Musique a Flaine, Sowebo Arts and Music Festival, Festival ils Prennent la Place, Evolution Contemporary Music series and the Banff Festival. Irene was an associate member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago for the 2018-2019 season.

She is a member of Ensemble Nova, an ensemble focused on creating new performance concepts in music including non standard repertoire and styles based in Lyon, France, and the Bergamot Quartet currently based in Baltimore. Her passion projects include working with movement and free improvisation.

Raised in Paris, France, she holds prizes from the Bellan Competition, the Fontainebleau Competition, as well as a unanimous first prize from the CRR of Paris, a Degré de Perfectionnement from the CRR of Lyon, a Bachelor of Music from the Manhattan School of Music and a Masters Degree from the Peabody Institute of Music where she was awarded the Israel Dorman Memorial Award in strings and the Grace Clagett Ranney Prize in chamber music.

Irene studied with Annie Cochet, Philippe Muller, Augustin Lefebvre and Alan Stepansky.