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KIMBERLY HAN, a 22-year-old pianist and violinist, is from Lake Forest, Illinois. She graduated from Yale University majoring in Neuroscience and is now a first year medical student at Harvard Medical School. She started piano at age five and a half, and has collaborated with Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Lake Forest Symphony, Highland Park Strings, MYA Symphony Orchestra, Napotinova Youth Orchestra, Kankakee Valley Symphony, Fox Valley Orchestra, etc.

She was awarded "Young Steinway Artist" since 2019; 4-year (2016-2020) scholarship recipient by US Chopin Foundation; and 2016-2018 Lang Lang Young Scholar.

As a solo pianist and chamber musician. Kimberly has performed in L'Auditori of Barcelona in Spain, Oxford Music Festival in UK, Swiss Alps Classics in Switzerland, Emanacje Music Festival in Poland, Carnegie Hall (Stern Auditorium/Perleman Stage, and Weill Recital Hall), Orchestra Hall of Chicago Symphony Center, Preston Bradley Hall of Chicago Cultural Center, DePaul Concert Hall, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Bennett-Gordon Hall of Ravinia, Frost Chopin Festival, WFMT "Introductions", and NPR "From the Top".

"I'm no music critic, or scholar, and I can only bang out a few notes on the piano so I'm not an expert in the music arena, but I've attended a gazillion concerts of all varieties in my lifetime, and I hope that makes it OK to say that yesterday's concert was one of the most outstanding and thrilling I have ever had the joy of seeing. The sound of the orchestra was magnificent, and the selections could not have been more interesting both individually and as a grouping. All in all it was a particularly memorable afternoon and I congratulate you for having brought this group to such a pinnacle over so many years. May they continue to flourish under your outstanding leadership for a long time!"
– Lenore Blum

MAY 5, 2024
Mahler 1

Highland Park High School
433 Vine, Highland Park
Free Admission, 3 p.m.

Concerto for Piano No. 2 in B flat. Op. 19
Kimberly Han, Piano


Symphony No. 1 in D Major ( "Titan")