Beilin Han was born in Shanghai, China. Ms. Han started playing piano at the age of 3. After four years of studies, she won 1st prize at a young artist competition in Shanghai, China. 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 her first selling CD, and in 1997,was accepted by Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in Singapore under a full scholarship. After graduating from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Ms. Han was accepted as the only full scholarship recipient to the University of Kansas for her Master’s degree. At the University of Kansas, she studied with famous American pianist Jack Winerock and world-renowned Portuguese Pianist Sequeira Costa. Under Costa’s instruction, Ms. Han won top 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 prize winner 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 Gulbenkian Orchestra.
Ms. Han has toured internationally as a concert pianist performing in such countries as 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, China. In 2008, Ms. Han graduated from Roosevelt University, where she received her Artistic Diploma with Dr. Solomon Mikowsky (Manhattan Music School) and Mr.Meng-Chieh Liu (Curtis Institute of Music).
In addition to Ms. Han’s successful solo career, she enjoys chamber music and collaborating with such artists as pianist Alberto Portugheis, world-Renowned counter-tenor Paul Esswood, World-Renowned Violinist Shmuel Ashkenasi, Ilya Kaler, Yossif Ivanov, Kyoko Takezawa, Elmar Oliveira, 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 both Roosevelt University (Chicago College of Performing Arts) and DePaul School of Music. She joined the collaborative piano faculty of Heifetz International Music Institute in 2011 and Cremona International music academy (Italy) in 2014.