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Sponsored by First Bank of Highland Park

Kimberly Han, 15-year old pianist, is a 2016-2018 Young Scholar of the Lang Lang International Music Foundation. She started piano lessons when she wave and has been studying with Brenda Huang for 9 years.

A sophomore at Lake Forest High School, Kim was recently the overall winner of the Walgreens National Concerto Competition. She was also the First Prize winner of the Illinois State 2016 Junior Competition, and the 2015 Chicago Symphony Orchestra Youth Audition.

Kimberly has performed on several occasions with the Chicago Symphony, most recently in April of 2016, and as solo pianist and chamber musician, she has performed in Barcelona, Spain, Chicago Cultural Center and the Ravinia Festival. Recently, Kim performed “Rhapsody in Blue” with the Kankakee Valley Symphony Orchestra and the Piano Concerto No. 3 by Prokov with Midwest Young Artists Symphony Orchestra.

Kim will play the Concerto No. 2 by Saint-Saens and the Strings will give its performance of the Symphony No. 9 (the “Great”) by Schubert.

October 23, 2016
Highland Park High School

433 Vine, Highland Park
Free Admission

Concerto for Piano No. 2
in G Minor, Op. 22
Kimberly Han, Piano
Symphony No. 9
in C Major, D. 944 (the “Great”)


“What do I love about playing the piano? Playing music in general is life changing. It affects how we act, who we are, and the way we see the world. Without it, I wouldn’t be who I am today."– Kimberly Han

The audience gave the...orchestra standing ovations throughout the performance, but once the concert ended, they wanted more."
– Gail Tzipporah-Saunder