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Han Oh, a native of the Republic of Singapore, began playing the viola at the age of fifteen and has since performed extensively to much international acclaim. As an active soloist, chamber and symphonic musician, Han has performed for audiences at prestigious concert venues such as the Vienna Konzerthaus in Austria, The Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Gewandhaus in Leipzig, Schauspielhaus in Berlin, Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, Osaka Symphony Hall in Japan, Seoul Arts Center and Esplanade Concert Hall in Singapore.

As recipient of a Singapore Youth Orchestra Scholarship, Han studied under Lionel Tan of the T’ang Quartet before attending the prestigious Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. His principal teachers also include George Taylor of the Eastman School and Eugene Becker of the Julliard School. Han has also participated in masterclasses with John Graham, Eugene Young, James Dunham, Roberto Diaz, Paul Katz, Judith Glyde, Erika Eckert and the Takacs Quartet.

At the age of nineteen, Han was the sole prizewinner in the 1993 National Singapore Music Competition-Open Lower Strings Category. He was consequently awarded the Certificate of Distinction from the Singapore National Arts Council in that same year. Han also represented Singapore at the Asian Youth Orchestra and the Australian National Music Camp.

Han served as principal violist for numerous orchestras including the Colorado Mahler Festival, Asian American Philharmonic Orchestra and the San Francisco Lyric Opera.In 2001, Han was appointed to the faculty of the Boulder Arts Academy (formerly PeakArts Academy) in Boulder, Colorado.

After a successful 13-year stint in the USA, Han has been actively involved in the local performing arts scene, contributing his expertise to various arts groups such as the Singapore Festival Orchestra, Singapore Lyric Opera as well as performing as a soloist.returned home in 2007 and was invited to perform with the acclaimed T’ang Quartet from 2009 to 2011. He was featured as a soloist, alongside the quartet, at the Singapore premiere of Benjamin Lees’ Concerto for String Quartet and Orchestra with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra in 2010. During his tenure, Han performed in numerous concerts at prestigious festivals in Singapore, Belgium, Australia, New Zealand, Macau, Malaysia and Indonesia.