JOHN PAINTER HALL
AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE of MUSIC
Tuesday 29 June 2021
8:25 pm (100’) AEST
Prelude and Fugue No. 4, Op. 87
Etude No. 1, Op. 10
Sonata No. 2, Op. 34
Venezia e Napoli
Fantasie in C major, Op. 17
Miroirs III (Une barque sur l'océan)
Australian-born pianist Joshua Han started his piano studies at the age of four. After winning his first gold in the Sydney Eisteddfod at the age of six, Joshua has achieved considerable success in the world of music.
In 2012, at 10 years old, Joshua received his LMusA and performed as soloist at the Iguazú en Concierto Festival in Argentina. The next year, he received Encouragement Prizes at both the 1st Korea International Piano Competition, and the Theme and Variations Inaugural Awards. Joshua also participated with his brother in the 2013 edition of Australia’s Got Talent, placing as a Top 6 Finalist.
In 2014, Joshua won First Prize at the 14th Ettlingen International Competition for Young Pianists, achieving the highest mark at the time of 9.9/10 in the contest’s 28-year history.
The following year, Joshua received first prize, as well as Audience Prize at the 3rd Aarhus International Piano Competition. He subsequently appeared as a concerto soloist at the 2015 Peace and Piano Festival in Suwon.
Having won the 2016 BlueScope/WIN Network Open Age Piano Championships (Wollongong Eisteddfod), and receiving his Fellowship Recital Diploma (FTCL) that same year, Joshua took a sojourn of several years from piano performance. Currently a second-year Bachelor of Arts (English) and Doctor of Medicine student at the University of Sydney, Joshua is studying privately with Dr Paul Rickard-Ford, and intends to pursue piano performance by resuming his participation in concerts and competitions alongside his study of medicine.