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 2, 2018 (Sun, 7:00 pm)

LA Master Chorale Christmas Concert “English Cathedral Christmas”

    Walt Disney Concert Hall

http://lamasterchorale.org/english-cathedral-christmas


December 8 & 9, 2018 (Sun, 10:00 am)

Musica Angelica: “A Baroque Christmas”

Long Beach Beverly O’Neill Theater

Zipper Hall, Colburn School, LA

https://www.musicaangelica.org/events/


December 9, 2018 (Sun, 10:00 am)

Britten’s “Ceremony of Carols”

Westwood Presbyterian Church


January 12, 2019 (Sat, 8:00 pm)

Organ Concert at a Private Residence


January 27, 2019 (Sun, 4:00 pm)

Solo Organ/Piano Concert

    Ascension Lutheran Church

    1600 E. Hillcrest Dr.

    Thousand Oaks, CA


January 31, 2019 (Thu, 8:00 pm)

Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts Colburn Orchestra

The Soraya (Valley Performing Arts Center)

    18111 Nordhoff St, Northridge

- I am thrilled to play the organ for Strauss’s “Also Sprach Zarathustra”. The program also includes Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto and Strauss’s “Till Eulenspiegel.”


March 17, 2019 (Sun, 7:00 pm)

LA Master Chorale: Duruflé Requiem

Walt Disney Concert Hall

  1. -I am excited to play this sublime requiem (organ plus solo cello version) with LAMC.


April 7, 2019 (Sun, 5:00 pm)

Mozart’s Requiem

  Westwood Presbyterian Church

  10822 Wilshire Blvd. LA

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


April 28, 2019 (Sun, 2:00 pm)

A Marathon of All French Organ Music”

    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.