Present and Past
Ari C. Han (violin)
2018 NCE Oustanding Young Artist Achievement Award Second Prize Winner, Ari Cho Han is a 7th grade student at Thomas Harrison middle school in Harrisonburg, Virginia. He began studying violin in the Eastern Mennonite University Suzuki program, and he is currently a student of Dr. Wanchi Huang, Professor of violin at James Madison University.
Ari was selected as a scholarship student at the prestigious Philadelphia International Music Festival in 2015. He was privileged to study with members of the Philadelphia Orchestra and received recognition as a finalist in the PIMF concerto competition.
In 2016, Ari was the state winner of the James A. Bland competition sponsored by the Lions Club of Virginia. He followed this by being the featured soloist with the Tidewater Intergenerational Orchestra conducted by Paul Linsey in Williamsburg, Virginia during their annual (Tribute to Youth Stars of Tomorrowa concert. This attracts young virtuoso talent from across the east coast. In 2017, Ari was the first place winner of Youth Orchestra of Central Virginia string competition and received accolades by earning an honorable mention at the Richmond Symphony Orchestra Leagueʼs student concerto competition.
Ari has been participated master classes with violinist Jennifer Koh, Ray Chen and Juliette Kang from first violin concert master of Philadelphia Orchestra.
In addition to playing violin he also likes to play piano and has won a couple of district VMTA competitions. In his free time he likes play sports and to play with his baby brother, but his his true passion is performing music on the stage.