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Han-Na Chang

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Han-Na Chang is among the most exclusive and successful of many youthful, attractive string players for the traditional music scenes. She actually is no regards to Sarah Chang, an similarly precocious violinist, also of Korean descent but delivered in Philadelphia, Pa. Han-Na Chang began monitoring music at age three with piano lessons and were only available in on cello when she was six. Her family members got her to NY when she was ten to review on the Juilliard College with Aldo Parisot. Another year she requested entrance within the renowned Mstislav Rostropovich Cello Competition in Paris in Oct 1994. What she got at heart was that will be a opportunity for her to obtain noticed by Rostropovich, the eminent Russian cellist and conductor. What she achieved was winning the complete show, acquiring First Prize as well as the Modern Music Prize using the votes of most eleven jurors including Rostropovich, that has since announced, “I did so not play in addition to her at that age group. The maturity and feeling are extraordinary. In the event that you shut your eyes you’ll imagine that you had been hearing a 25-year-old. I’ve under no circumstances heard anything enjoy it.” Rostropovich asked her to become listed on him within the studio room of his record business, EMI, to record her debut disk. It had been a assortment of a number of the best-known cello and orchestra functions within the repertory, including Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variants, Saint-Saëns’ Cello Concerto No. 1, Bruch’s Kol Nidrei, and Fauré’s Elegie. With her appeal, obvious musical skill, great support from Rostropovich and EMI’s worldwide advertising effort, the disk became perhaps one of the most well-known traditional produces of 1995. She’s since eliminated on in a deliberate speed, evidently cautious with rushing her advancement. Her second discharge, in 1998, was of both Joseph Haydn concertos (Giuseppe Sinopoli performing the Dresden Staatskapelle) and, in 2000, a assortment of brief cello and orchestra piece like the Swan, that the album is known as, with Leonard Slatkin performing the Philharmonia. Each one of these releases have already been greatest sellers. However she continuing her cello research, including grasp classes with Rostropovich and Mischa Maisky. She produced her stage debut five weeks after her triumph in the Rostropovich Competition in her indigenous Seoul inside a concert with Sinopoli as well as the Dresden orchestra, and her Carnegie Hall debut was with Charles Dutoit as well as the Montréal Symphony in Oct 1996. She’s made an appearance with Mariss Jansons as well as the Pittsburgh Symphony, Jesús López-Cobos as well as the Cincinnati Symphony, with Leonard Slatkin’s Country wide Symphony Orchestra in Washington, the Bavarian Radio Orchestra, the NHK Symphony in Tokyo, the Santa Cecilia Orchestra in Rome, the Hong Kong Philharmonic, as well as the Orchestre Country wide de France, and it has came back to Seoul to try out with Zubin Mehta as well as the Israel Philharmonic, and several additional orchestras. In the summertime of 2000, she debuted in the Hollywood Dish and then journeyed to Sydney to execute with Slatkin within the social festivities linked to the Olympic Video games there. She regularly performs recitals in main venues, has started to seem at summer celebrations, and takes on chamber music, including appearance with such performers as Maisky, Gidon Kremer, and Dmitry Sitkovetsky. She’s appeared on tv events. Included in this had been the 1998 Easter Day time Concert from the Bavarian Radio Orchestra under Lorin Maazel, the Kennedy Middle 25th Wedding anniversary Gala, as well as the 1997 Victoire de la Musique Honours, which was continued a Europe-wide network. In 1997, she received the ECHO Classical Music Awards kept in Germany. In Sept 2000, Han-Na Chang started her senior 12 months at Rockland Region Day College in Congers, NY.

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Full Name Han-na Chang
Profession Conductor, Cellist
Education Juilliard School, Harvard University
Nationality South Korean
Music Songs The Swan, Vivaldi: Nulla In Mundo Pax Sincera RV 630, Sicilienne, Korean Elegy, El cant dels ocells, Adagio con variazioni, Ave Maria, Op.61, Allegro appassionato, op. 43, Klid, Kol Nidrei, Op.47, Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Hob. VIIb/1: III. Allegro molto, Nocturne in D Minor for Cello and Orchestra, Op.19/4, Klid Op.68 No.5, Cello Concerto in B Minor RV424: I. Allegro Non Molto, Chant du menestrel, Variations on a Rococo Theme in A major Op.33: Introduction - Theme -, Elégie Op. 24, Cello Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, Op.33: I. Allegro non troppo -, Variations on a Rococo Theme in A Major, Op.33: Variation VII & Coda, Cello Sonata No.2 in D Minor, Op.40: II. Allegro, Cello Concerto in A Minor RV418: I. Allegro, Cello Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, Op.33: II. Allegretto con moto -, Variations on a Rococo Theme in A Major, Op.33: Variation VI -, Cello Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, Op.33: III. Allegro non troppo, Variations on a Rococo Theme in A major Op.33: Variation III -, Variations on a Rococo Theme in A major Op.33: Variation I -, Variations on a Rococo Theme in A Major, Op.33: Variation V -, Variations on a Rococo Theme in A major Op.33: Variation IV -, Cello Concerto in E-Flat Major, RV 408: II. Largo, Après un rêve, Op.7 No.1, Variations on a Rococo Theme in A major Op.33: Variation II -, Melody, op. 20 no. 1
Albums Cello Concertos, Works for Cello and Orchestra, Prokofiev: Sinfonia concertante, Romance, The Swan, Haydn - Cello Concertos Nos. 1 & 2; Sinfonia Overtura, Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 1 - Cello Sonata, Cello Concerto No. 1 / Cello Sonata (London Symphony Orchestra feat. cello: Han-Na Chang, conductor: Antonio Pappano, piano: Antonio Pappano), Symphonies 5 & 7 / Symphony-Concerto / Cinderella (Suite)


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