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Han-Na Chang

  • Cellist
  • Conductor


Han-Na Chang:

- In 2007, Chang made her conducting debut in Korea. In interviews, she said her wish to introduce the great classical masterpieces to a wider audience and especially to children and teens, encouraged her to take up conducting. This resulted in the "Beethoven Project" produced with the MBC TV, which introduced Beethoven Symphonies Nos 1, 3, 4, 5, and 7, each in one-hour long episodes covering the whole symphony with Chang's commentary and rehearsal footages.

- Castleton Festival, Virginia, USA

In July 2009, Han-Na Chang studied with Lorin Maazel for three weeks, at the Inaugural Castleton Festival as a Conducting Apprentice in the Lorin Maazel Conducting Masterclasses. At the Castleton Festival, Virginia, Han-Na Chang conducted the Castleton Festival Orchestra in Benjamin Britten's "Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra".

In July 2010, Ms. Chang had conducted Manuel de Falla’s "Master Pedro’s Puppet Show" and Beethoven's "Symphony No. 3, Eroica” as the link at

- Absolute Classic Festival in Korea

Ms. Chang has launched "Absolute Classic" at Sungnam Arts Center in Korea( by conducting Tchaikovsky Symphonies in 2009. The Absolute Classic will be held in August every year. The Absolute Classic aims at letting more people, especially teenager and young adults, enjoy classical music. Ms. Chang had sessions of introducing Tchaikovsky's symphonies and of having conversation with audiences to let them be more familiar with the music.

The second Absolute Classic Festival will be held in August 2010.