A native of San Diego, California, Jenny Shin is a rising artist of the current generation whose playing has enjoyed critical acclaim.
She has garnered top performance prizes from numerous competitions, including the National Crescendo Awards, Yamaha Young Performing Artist, Musical Merit of California, Illinois Flute Society, and San Diego Flute Guild.
Recent public engagements include a solo recital given as the winner of the 2016 Krannert Debut Artist Competition and performances at the 2012 Music for All Summer Symposium at Ball State University. In addition, she has performed throughout the Midwest in venues ranging from the Chicago Cultural Center, to Copley Symphony Hall, to the Krannert Center of Performing Arts.
Ms. Shin received her bachelor's degree from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her master's degree from Northwestern University. She is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Illinois. Her primary teachers include Jonathan Keeble and John Thorne.
In addition to her thriving career as a performing artist, Shin is a passionate teacher. She has been a part of the faculty with the Illinois Summer Youth Music Pre-College Flute Camp since 2014 and has served as teaching assistant at both the University of Illinois and Northwestern University.
Ms. Shin is a Yamaha Performing Artist.
Born in Shanghai, China, Beilin Han started piano lessons at the age of three. After four years of studies, she won the first prize at the Young Artist Competition of Shanghai. Ms. Han attended the Shanghai Conservatory of Music for primary and middle school. She was the winner of the 8th Hong Kong International Piano Competition and was awarded the highest scholarship available in China. In 1996, Ms. Han recorded and sold her first CD, and in 1997, she was accepted to the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in Singapore under a full scholarship. After graduating, Ms. Han attended the University of Kansas for her master's degree as the only full scholarship recipient. There she studied with the famous American pianist Jack Winerock and world-renowned Portuguese pianist Sequeira Costa. Under Costa's instruction, Ms. Han won prizes in many prestigious competitions including first place in the Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Scholarship Competition, the Kansas City National Scholarship Competition, as well as the Naftzger National Young Artist Competition. In 2004, Ms. Han became a prizewinner of the "Vianna Da Motta International Piano Competition" in Portugal. In addition to the competitive world, Ms. Han was invited to perform at the 7th Annual World Piano Pedagogy Conference in Las Vegas in 2002 and was honored as a Young Artist in 2003. She was invited to perform Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 with University of Kansas Symphony Orchestra, Mozart Piano Concerto in A Major (K.488) with T'ang Quartet in Singapore and Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 with Portugal's Gulbenkian Orchestra.
Ms. Han has toured internationally as a concert pianist performing in China, Portugal, Spain, and throughout the US. Her performances have been heard on radio shows in Singapore, the U.S., and a television show in Shanghai. In 2008, Ms. Han graduated from Roosevelt University, where she received her Artistic Diploma with Dr. Solomon Mikowsky and Mr.Meng-Chieh Liu.
In addition to Ms. Han's successful solo career, she enjoys collaborating with other musicians; she constantly appears in Chicago Culture Center, The Stradivari Society and Chicago Symphony Orchestra as a collaborative pianist and collaborating with such artists as pianist Alberto Portugheis, world-renowned counter-tenor Paul Esswood, world-renowned violinists Shmuel Ashkenasi, Ilya Kaler, Yossif Ivanov, Kyoko Takezawa, Elmar Oliveira, Frank Almond, and cellist Timothy Eddy. She has also worked with world-famous conductors such as Riccardo Muti and Christoph Eschenbach.
Ms. Han is currently a collaborative pianist at Northwestern University Bienen School of Music, DePaul University School of Music and Roosevelt University (Chicago College of Performing Arts). She joined the collaborative piano faculty of Heifetz International Music Institute in 2011 and Cremona International Music Academy (Italy) in 2014.
Frank Martin (1890 - 1974)
Ballade for flute and piano (1939)
Beilin Han, piano
Charles Tomlinson Griffes (1884 - 1920)
Robert Muczynski (1929 - 2010)
Sonata for flute and piano (1961)
Allegro con moto
Beilin Han, piano
Philippe Gaubert (1879 - 1941)
Nocturne et Allegro Scherzando (1906)
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Saturday, January 27 at 5:00pm
800 W Belden Ave