Eric Han was born in Seoul, South Korea and began cello studies at age seven, giving his first public performance at the age of ten in George Weston Recital Hall, Toronto. He started his training with
Min Ja Hyun in Korea, later studying with faculty members from Vancouver Music Academy, Toronto Royal Conservatory of Music and the Colburn Conservatory.
At age 15 Eric made his orchestral debut with the
Toronto Symphony Orchestra at the Roy Thompson Hall. Following his successful debut with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, He made a live recording (YAMAHA label) of the Elgar Cello Concerto with the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra, under the baton of Sir Andrew Davis. Eric has also performed with the Symphony by the sea in Boston whom he has made future engagements.
In 2005, Eric made his European debut with a 12-concert tour in England. The Tour included a solo recital at the Edinburgh festival and recitals at the St. Martin in fields and the Queen’s Hall.
As an active chamber musician, Eric has performed with many of world’s leading musicians such as Joseph Silverstein, Roberto Diaz, Ani Kavafian, Ida Kavafian, Cho-Liang Lin, Chee Yun, Lynn Harrell, Gray Hoffman, Paul Coletti, and the members of the Altenberg Trio, Borromeo quartet and Orion String Quartet. He has performed at the Maestro Foundation, La Jolla music society and performed at the 92nd St. Y in New York City.
Eric has participated at various summer festivals such as La Jolla Summerfest, Music@Menlo, Sarasota music festival, Banff Centre and the Orford arts centre.
Eric has studied with David Hetherington at the Glenn Gould School and has earned a B.M. at the Colburn School of music under the tutelage of Ronald Leonard. He is currently enrolled at the Curtis institute of Music as an artist diploma student studying with Peter Wiley and Carter Brey.
Eric Han plays on a cello made by Frank Ravatin (2010 Vannes) on loan to him by the Maestro Foundations.