June Han


Korean harpist June Han has been hailed as a “true and tasteful harpist… [with] exceptionally varied phrasing and a surprising yet innate sense of timing.” (Concert Review Magazine)  Dr. Han  is an active proponent of chamber and contemporary music. She is a member of Sequitur Ensemble, Ensemble 21, Manhattan Sinfoniettta and Riverdale Sinfonietta, and has also performed with The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Speculum Musicae, Music from Japan, the Group for Contermporary Music, Mabou Mines, Bronx Arts Ensemble and Jupiter Chamber Players.  An active orchestral player, she has collaborated with Orchestre de Paris, Kirov Opera Orchestra, Mariinsky Orchestra, Sinfonieorchester Basel and New York City Opera, and frequently performs with The New York Philharmonic.

Her summer music festival appearances include Aspen and Tanglewood  in the United States, and Nice, Gargilesse and Villecroze in France. She has been a guest artist at the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, OK Mozart Festival, Skaneateles Music Festival and Moab Music Festival (summer 2015), and a featured soloist with the Young Artists Orchestra in Aspen, Durham-Oshawa Symphony Orchestra in Canada and Colonial Symphony in New Jersey. 

She has recorded for various labels. As an avid proponent of the music of living and modern composers, she has premiered and/or recorded works by Poul Ruders, Charles Wuorinen, Samuel Adler, Lei Liang and her mother Young Ja Lee, to name a few. Her 2009 US premiere of Stockhausen's "Freude," the 2nd hour of "Klang" for two harps, with harpist Bridget Kibbey at the Guggenheim Museum was reviewed as "mesmerizing..." and "brilliantly executed." (The New York Times)

Dr. Han holds a Premier Prix in harp and chamber music from the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique de Paris, a Master of Music and an Artist Diploma degree from Yale School of Music, and a DMA degree from The Juilliard School. She currently serves on the faculty of Yale University, Juilliard's Pre-College Division, the Bowdoin International Music Festival, and teaches as a Music Associate at Columbia University.