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Free special event with award-winning pianist Anna Han

The Explorers Club, in association with The Stecher and Horowitz Foundation, invites you to a special event featuring award-winning pianist Anna Han, preforming works by Bach, Haydn, Chopin, Liszt, Prokofiev and Avner Dorman.

Described by the Washington Post as “prodigiously gifted… a display of imagination, taste and pianistic firepower far beyond her years,” nineteen-year-old pianist Anna Han has won a number of prestigious international competitions, including the first prize of the 2012 New York International Piano Competition, the first prize of the 2011 New Orleans International Piano Competition for Young Artists, and the first prizes of both the 2011 and 2008 IIYM (International Institute for Young Musicians) International Piano Competitions. When she was eleven, she became the national first place winner of the 2007 Music Teachers National Association Junior Piano Competition. She is a 2013 National YoungArts Foundation Silver Award Winner, and a 2014 U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts. Her performances of Chopin have earned her recognition as a scholarship recipient from the Chopin Foundation of the United States and as a semi-finalist at the Ninth National Chopin Piano Competition of the U.S.

Anna has performed in such venues as the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Phillips Collection in Washington D.C., SubCulture New York, The Kosciuszko Foundation, New World Center in Miami, the Lied Center of Kansas, Canisius College, Theatre Lawrence, Scottsdale Center for the Arts, and the Warsaw Philharmonic Chamber Hall in Poland. Since her orchestral debut at age 11 with the Chandler Symphony, where she performed Liszt Piano Concerto No. 1, she has soloed with the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra, the West Valley Symphony, the MusicaNova Symphony Orchestra, the Downtown Sinfonietta (in White Plains, New York), and the Verde Valley Sinfonietta.

Anna began her musical journey at the East Valley Yamaha Music School at age four. She started taking private piano lessons at age five with Fei Xu at New Century Conservatory in Chandler, Arizona, and continued to study with him until 2014. She has given solo performances for various concert series and festivals, including the Shandelee Music Festival, PianoWorks in New London, and the National Conference of Piano Pedagogy. Her performances have been featured on National Public Radio’s show, From the Top, as well as on classical music radio stations WQXR, WETA, and KBAQ. She is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Music degree at The Juilliard School under the tutelage of Robert McDonald.

Date: February 9, 2016

Time: 7:30 pm

Location: Club Headquarters, 46 East 70th Street, New York, NY, 10021

Reservation Notes:

This event is free for Members & Guests.

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