Violinist Gyusun Han was born and raised in South Korea, where she began her musical studies at age six. Ms. Han joined the Columbus Symphony Orchestra in 2021 as fourth chair in the first violin section. Prior to Columbus, she performed with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra from 2019-21 as first violin.
Ms. Han was accepted into the Korea National University of Arts at age 15, and from there, she received her Bachelor and Master of Music, studying with Nam Yun Kim and Bonjiu Koo. She achieved her second master’s degree from the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), where she is now finishing her Doctor of Musical Arts, studying with Dr. Won-Bin Yim.
Ms. Han has been awarded distinctions at international and national competitions, including the Korea Times competition, Ewha & Kyunghyang competition, Strad competition, Music Journal competition (where she went on to receive an additional special award), and the University of Cincinnati CCM Concerto competition in the United States. In Korea, she was also invited to participate in the Young Musicians Festival.
Ms. Han made her debut as a soloist at the Universal Arts Center in Seoul, Korea at age 10. She has appeared as a soloist with the KNUA Symphony Orchestra and the Hyundai Youth Orchestra in Korea. In the United States, she has performed with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra and the CCM Philharmonic and Concert Orchestra.
As a chamber musician, Ms. Han is a founding member of the Ensemble Feliz in Korea, a group that has performed in chamber recitals at Kumho Art Hall, Olympus Hall, Perigee Hall, Han Young Art Center, and Ara Muse Hall as supported by the municipality of Seoul. The group also has expanded their concert giving by playing in China, the United States, and other regions of South Korea.
In her free time, Ms. Han enjoys camping and reading.