Daniel Han joined The Philadelphia Orchestra in September 2006 after having been a member of the Minnesota Orchestra and the Fort Worth Symphony, and guest concertmaster of the Daejeon Philharmonic in Korea. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees and Artist Diploma from Boston University, where he was a student of Roman Totenberg and was awarded the prestigious Esther Kahn Award. Mr. Han also served on the faculties of several music schools in Boston.
A native of Lexington, Kentucky, Mr. Han studied with Kurt Sassmannshaus and Dorothy DeLay at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music Preparatory Department. While there he was an annual soloist with the CCM-Starling Orchestra and Philharmonia Orchestra, as well as concertmaster of the Starling Chamber Orchestra, performing with it as soloist at the Aspen Music Festival and on its tours to Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and New York (at Alice Tully Hall). He has also performed solos with the Fort Worth Symphony, the Boston Classical Orchestra, the Boston University Symphony, the Longy Chamber Orchestra, the UK Symphony, and the Northern Kentucky Symphony. An avid chamber musician, he has been a part of various ensembles, most recently performing in Korea and China.
Mr. Han attended the Aspen Music Festival, Kneisel Hall, and Bravo! Vail festival and has also been a guest artist at the Kingston, Music in the Mountains, and Philadelphia International Music festivals.
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