Eighteen year old Monica Han began her early studies in Korea.  At the age of 9, she moved to Canada and studied with Young Hae Son-Na and Krystyna Tucka.  For the past two years, she has been a student of Dr. Sasha Starcevich.

Monica has received many honours and awards for her music, which have included a silver medal from the Royal Conservatory of Music for the highest mark in BC for her Grade 8 piano exam, as well as scholarships and awards from the 2005 Student Performer’s Guild, the 2006 North Shore and Music Man Festivals, the 2006 Kiwanis Music Festival.  She was selected to represent the Vancouver Kiwanis Festival at the BC Festival of the Arts for Senior Provincial Piano Solo.  In June 2006, she received third place in the National Finals of the Canadian Music Competitions in Rimouski, Quebec for Piano 15 years and under.  In October of 2006, Ms. Han made her debut as an orchestral soloist with the finale of Chopin’s 1st piano Concerto with the Pilgrim Orchestra.

Most recently, Monica was the grand prize winner of the Richmond Music Festival, receiving the top prizes in piano as well as the overall top Gala Prize. She is currently an Academic Honour Roll student in the twelfth grade at Sentinel High School in West Vancouver and is also the organist in the Sentinel R&B band.  She plays the Korean traditional instruments and dances in many festivals in Canada.



“Sorrowful and great is the artist's destiny.”

- Franz Liszt

Achievement Highlights


    Honours with Distinction

Seattle Young Artists Music Festival Concerto Competition:


Vancouver Kiwanis Festival:

    Senior Provincial Winner

    Scholarship & Award Winner

Performing ARTS BC

Senior Piano: