B i o g r a p h y
Hailed for her “electrifying performance” by music
reviewers in Thailand and “melting performance of Brahms Op. 118” by the Boston Globe, Han Nah Son is a pianist of virtuosity and artistic sensitivity.
The Chiang Mai Music Post remarked, “Her melodies
were made to sparkle like diamonds.” Having performed across the world, Han Nah Son is widely recognized as a captivating and inspiring musician.
Han Nah Son has performed at municipal concerts in
Russia, Germany, Italy, France, Thailand and USA. She
appeared as a guest pianist for National Public Radio on WBUR’s On Point program “Boston After the
Bombings: A Public Conversation of Hope & Healing .”
She has been cast as a musician for Michael Frayn’s
contemporary play Copenhagen at Central Square
Theater in Cambridge. Han Nah was featured as a
soloist with the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra and as a pianist in the Boston University Symphony
Orchestra’s performance at Boston Symphony Hall. Affirming her interest in putting music in the
service of others, she regularly visits and performs at
the Hebrew Senior Life of Gloria Adelson Field Health
Han Nah’s musical awards include 1st prize of
Young Tchaikovsky Piano Competition in Russia, 1st
prize of Ingrid Martin Foerder Foundation in Germany,
2nd prize of Richmond Piano Competition in USA,
3rd prize at the International Franz Liszt Piano
Competition in Italy, special prize in the Rotary-
Rotaract International Piano Competition in Spain, first Gold Prize at the ASEAN International Chopin Piano Competition in Malaysia, Finalist of the first Thailand International Piano Competition, 1st prize at the Thailand Beethoven Piano Competition, 2nd Prize at International Piano Competition in Costa Rica and many others.
Han Nah Son was born in South Korea. At age 9, she moved to St. Petersburg, Russia, with her family. In 1994, Han Nah Son began to take piano lessons with her Russian teacher, Olga Terentyeva. Han Nah Son studied at the Rimsky-Korsakov Lyceum Pre-Conservatory and continued to study at the Rimsky Korsakov Conservatory. In 2003, Han Nah Son moved to Germany and studied at Freiburg Musikhochschule.
After 4 years of her undergraduate study at Freiburg Musikhochschule, She moved to Hannover, Germany, pursuing the degree Kuenstlerisch Ausbilding at Hannover Musikhochschule. In 2010, Han Nah Son completed the Master’s Degree program at the College of Music, Mahidol University in Thailand.
In 2011, she began her Doctoral study in piano performance at the College of Music at Boston University. She received degree of Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance in May 2015. Her doctoral research focused on “Post-Shostakovich Composers: Sergei Slonimsky and Boris Tishchenko .”
Han Nah has studied with world class pianists and pedagogues. Her music mentors include pianist Vladimir Krajnev, Vitaly Berzon, Vitaly Margulis, Anthony di Bonaventura, Boaz Sharon,
Galina Fyodorova, Vladimir Souslov, and Olga Terentyeva.
Han Nah Son is determined to help and mentor young
musicians in order to pursue their educational and
professional dreams and holds a strong piano studio
with many talented students. Han Nah has given piano master classes at Tanglewood Institute of Boston University, as well as at Chiang Mai Music Festival in Thailand. She has taught at the College of Fine Arts, Boston University and at Mahidol University College of Music in Thailand. She had served as Piano Faculty at St. Joseph's University and Montgomery County Community College in Pennsylvania as well as at Sharon Music Academy and Maestro Musicians Academy in Massachusetts.
Han Nah’s students have won numerous national and international competitions, as well as awards including the Crescendo Piano Competition and the Distinction Award (ABRSM), earning them
opportunities to perform at prestigious locations such as Carnegie Hall in New York City.
Han Nah currently resides with her family in Needham, Massachusetts. She is a music faculty at Bunker Hill College and actively continues to perform as a soloist and as a chamber musician.