Cellist Han-na Chang has already established an impressive international career, performing regularly on the most prestigious concert stages of Europe, North America and Asia. She first won recognition for her exceptional musical gifts at the Fifth Rostropovich International Cello Competition in Paris, at the age of eleven, taking the First Prize as well as the Contemporary Music Prize, unanimously chosen for both awards by Maestro Rostropovich and ten other jury members. Since that time, she has confirmed her standing as one of today's most outstanding young instrumentalists with her mastery of a growing repertoire and the breadth of her performing activities.
In recent seasons, Ms. Chang has made successful debuts with many of the world's great orchestras, including the Bayerischer Rundfunk Orchestra, the Berlin Philharmonic, the Boston Symphony, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Dresden Staatskapelle, the Orchestre National de France, the Israel Philharmonic, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Montreal Symphony, the New York Philharmonic, the NHK Symphony in Tokyo, the Orchestre de Paris, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Pittsburgh Symphony. Ms. Chang has worked with Myung-Whun Chung, Charles Dutoit, Mariss Jansons, Lorin Maazel, Zubin Mehta, Ricard Muti. Seiji Ozawa, Mstislav Rostropovich, Giuseppe Sinopoli, among many others.
Han-na Chang made her formal debut in 1995 in her native Seoul with Giuseppe Sinopoli and the Dresden Staatskapelle, and her Carnegie Hall debut with Charles Dutoit and the Montreal Symphony in 1996. In chamber music, she has performed with Mischa Maisky, Gidon Kremer and Dmitry Sitkovetsky.
She has made her first recording under EMI Classics in 1995 with Mstislav Rostropovich and the London Symphony Orchestra, and the second recording with Giuseppe Sinopoli and Dresden Staatskapelle.
Ms. Chang began her musical studies at age 3 on the piano and switched to the cello three years later. She participated on a full scholarship in the master classes of Mischa Maisky in Siena, Italy, and has also studied at The Juilliard School. She has privately studies with both Maestro Maisky and Maestro Rostropovich.