The Women’s Forum of Litchfield welcomes Yale music students Cellist Yun Han and Pianist Yun Janice Lu for an interlude of holiday music inside St. Michael’s Parish at 25 South Street, just off the Litchfield green, on Thursday, December 5, beginning at 2:30pm. The event will be open to non-Forum members with a $10 fee at the door, which includes a High Tea reception.
Born in Taiwan, Yun Hanmoved to the US in 2012 and is currently a Master of Music candidate at Yale School of Music. Han is a graduate of Colburn Conservatory and the Juilliard Pre-College, where she studied with Minhye Clara Kim. She is the Grand Prize winner of the New York Music Competition, and has received full scholarships to attend numerous summer music festivals such as Casalmaggiore International Music Festival, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival and Great Mountain Music Summer Festival.
An active chamber musician, she has performed as a principal and section player with various orchestras, including the Colburn Orchestra, Juilliard Pre-College Orchestra and Alachua County Youth Orchestra. Han is the winner of the inaugural WSO Young Artist Concerto Competition, which won her a solo appearance with the Waterbury Symphony.
Taiwanese pianist Yun Janice Lu garnered considerable attention as one of the semi-finalists at the prestigious Geneva International Music Competition in Switzerland, in addition to winning the top prize in the senior division at the 2015 Music Teachers National Association Competition. Her victory at the PianoTexas Young Artists Concerto Competition resulted in a performance with Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra that brought rave reviews from critics praising that “she captured Liszt’s style,” and “took full advantage of the fireworks.”
As a soloist, she has regularly appeared in recitals throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. She made her orchestral debut with the Taiwan Youth Orchestra and since then, she is frequently invited to perform at numerous renowned music festivals, including Walnut Hill Music Festival, Academie Internationale d’Ete de Nice, PianoTexas Festival and PianoFest in the Hamptons. An avid chamber musician, she performs at concert series including Four Season Chamber Music Festival, Taos Chamber Music Festival, and Chamber Music Evergreen in Colorado. Janice has had the honor of working with prominent musicians such as members of the Tokyo String Quartet, Robert MacDonald, Peter Frankl, among many others. She earned her Bachelor of Music degree at California State University Fullerton School of Music and is currently pursuing a Master of Music degree at the Yale School of Music.
Pictured are musicians Yun Janice Lu and Yun Han.