Eugene Han is a senior at the Orange County High School of the Arts (OCSA). He began playing piano at the age of five and is currently studying with Dr. Sarkis Baltaian. He is the recipient of 1st prize at the California Association of Professional Music Teachers (CAPMT) competition in the Romantic and Classical Era Category, Grand Prize at the LA Times Competition, 1st prize at the Orange County Culture Center Music Competition, 2nd prize at the Southern California Bach Festival (SCJBF), and 2nd at the 2019 OCSA piano festival. Additionally, he was a semifinalist of the Classical Alive Artists Competition, as well as one of the 6 finalists for the 2019 Celia Mendez International Beethoven Competition and also the From The Top audition alongside Spotlight at The Music Center. He appears frequently on stage as a soloist, usually playing music for local charity groups and senior centers as a proud member of the Young Classical Art Alive Foundation. Eugene also performed last year as a concerto soloist with the Azusa Pacific Orchestra under conductor Chris Russell after winning the 2018 Dozen Charitable Trust Fund Concerto Competition and performed the Rachmaninoff’s 2nd piano concerto. For the summer of 2018, Eugene was selected to participate in the Casalmaggiore International Music Festival in Italy, where he played the Prokofiev’s 2nd piano sonata in the final gala concert, and in September, performed a solo recital at a school venue. In addition, he was a performer for the American Liszt Society. He has taken masterclasses from Ning An, Rufus Choi, Nina Scolnik, Havilland Willshire, Louise Thomas, Garrick Ohlsson, and more. Starting 2019, Eugene will be beginning his undergraduate degree at the Peabody Institute at the Johns Hopkins University, studying with Alexander Shtarkman for a Bachelors in Music and a minor in Computer Science.