Namhee Han

 
 
 

Having studied piano from age eight, Namhee holds Master’s and Doctoral degrees in both Organ Performance and Applied Linguistics from UCLA. She has honed her naturally sensitive and fluid, technically robust organ playing working with coaches like Marie-Claire Alain, David Craighead, Jean Guillou, Paul Jacobs, Marilyn Keiser, Luigi Tagliavini, and Todd Wilson.


Namhee has been featured at National and Regional Conventions of the American Guild of Organists. She performs in a variety of concert hall settings and on selected church organs nationally and internationally, sensitively crafting programs to suit the instrument and audience for each occasion. Some of her recent performance venues include Cal Poly Arts (San Luis Obispo), St. John the Divine and Grace Church (New York), St. Paul’s Cathedral (Melbourne), and Christ Church St. Laurence (Sydney). A versatile keyboardist, she has also mastered piano, harmonium, harpsichord and positive organ playing. She has performed with the celebrated Los Angeles Master Chorale frequently, as well as the world-renowned period instrument orchestra, Musica Angelica, Pacific Symphony, and Southwest Chamber Music. She has collaborated with notable conductors like Martin Haselböck, Grant Gershon, Donald Neuen, and Carl St. Clair. 


Namhee can be heard playing solo and duo organ pieces for “The Story of the Walt Disney Concert Hall Organ” DVD (http://disneyhallorgan.com/) and in American Public Media, Pipedreams. She has been the organist at Westwood Presbyterian Church in LA for the last 20 years, where she relishes her contributions to its long tradition of classical choral music program.


An effective, sought-after teacher, her piano and organ students have entered prestigious music schools. Personally, she enjoys maintaining an intellectually stimulating and physically active life.

Concert Calendar


December 6, 2019 (Fri, 12:15 pm)

First Fridays at First!!! Recital Series

Organ/Piano Concert at Torrance Lutheran Church

http://www.palosverdes.com/ClassicalCrossroads/FirstFridays.htm


December 8, 2019 (Sun, 10:00 am)

Saint-Saens: Christmas Oratorio

Westwood Presbyterian Church

10822 Wilshire Blvd

LA, CA 90024


December 13, 2019 (Fri, 8:00 pm)

Messiaeh Sing-Along Concert

Westwood Presbyterian Church

- My home church in Westwood is presenting a sing-along concert with a chamber orchestra and soloists. Please bring your family and friends to sing this amazing music.



December 18, 2019 (Wed, 12:45 pm)

Wednesday Organ Recital Series

Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angeles


March 15, 2020 (Sun, 5:00 pm)

Vaughan Williams: Dona Nobis Pacem

John Williams: Gloria

Rutter: Look at the World

  Westwood Presbyterian Church

  1. -My church choir is presenting a choral concert with a chamber orchestra (me on the organ), conducted by Dan Redfled.


March 28-29, 2020 (Sat 2pm, Sun 7pm)

LA Master Chorale Concert

Fauré’s Requiem

Walt Disney Concert Hall

https://lamasterchorale.org/faure-requiem


April 26, 2020 (Sun, 2:00 pm)

A Marathon of Organ Transcription”

    St. Cyril of Jerusalem

    15520 Ventura Blvd.

  1. -Several celebrated organists in town are presenting a free concert on a stunning pipe organ at a beautiful sanctuary with a fine acoustics.


June 21, 2020 (Sun, 5:00 pm)

J.S. Bach: B minor Mass

Westwood Presbyterian Church

  1. -My church choir is presenting a season’s finale concert with a chamber orchestra.