American Guild of Organists Convention: Nashville, TN.

A recital on the last afternoon of a convention full of musical highlights poses unique challenges for any performer, as “convention fatigue” sets in and many choices compete for convention-goers’ few final hours together. Additionally, on this particular Friday afternoon, the temperature had climbed to 102 degrees. Ahreum Han overcame all of those challenges and … [Read more…]

AGO National Convention: Nashville, TN.

AGO- National Convention 2012, Nashville/TN A Workshop report by Gabriel Dessauer, Organ Lecturer at Hochschule fur Musik Mainz, Germany … But the recital which was probably the most unexpected highlight was the recital given by Ahreum Han in First Presbyterian Church on a Beckerath organ dating from 1974. As the organ is in back of the … [Read more…]

Albert Hall: Nottingham, UK.

IT is only 2 years since regulars at the Binns Organ summer recitals enjoyed the playing of Ahreum Han. The fact that she was not only asked back so soon but even invited to give this year’s Anniversary Recital, an exceptional honour for so young a performer, shows the impression she made on her first … [Read more…]

Kotzschmar Organ Recital: Portland, ME.

Cyrus Curtis Connection: Outstanding Organ and Organist By Mary Elizabeth Nordstrom Portland, ME, 3 August 2010. The “Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ” presented Ahreum Han in concert at Merrill Auditorium. Ray Cornils, Portland Municipal Organist, introduced Ms. Han, explaining that while her name was listed on the program, she had expected to play only three … [Read more…]

St. Thomas Church: New York, NY.

A rising star on the international organ circuit, Ahreum Han first crossed our radar as part of a “festival of organ divas” at Trinity Church about eighteen months ago. Since then she’s earned her master’s at Yale while serving as organist at Stamford, Connecticut’s St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church. Han plays with great focus, fire and … [Read more…]

First Presbyterian Church: Lincoln, NE.

Organist Han puts on a good show, despite faulty organ By John Cutler, Lincoln Journal Star Had it not been for some quick electronic sleuthing, organist Ahreum Han might have had to cancel her Lincoln Organ Showcase-Arts for the Soul concert on the large Reuter organ at First Presbyterian Church Sunday. The instrument died during … [Read more…]

Trinity Wall Street: New York, NY.

Ahreum Han Leaves the Audience Spellbound One of the best series of organ concerts in New York City in recent memory – John Scott’s performances of the complete works of Buxtehude last year and Gail Archer’s Messiaen-a-thon earlier this year included – came to a crescendo last Thursday at Trinity Church with Korean organist Ahreum … [Read more…]

Albert Hall: Nottingham, UK. (2008)

AHREUM HAN Albert Hall, Nottingham. 13th July 2008 Appreciation by David S. Butterworth I have to confess to a certain notoriety for dozing off during concerts, recitals and even sermons. No such chance on 13th July, when the young Korean girl, Ahreum Han, regaled us with a programme that utterly transcended all expectations. It was … [Read more…]

Binns Organ Recital at Albert Hall: Nottingham, UK.

BINNS ORGAN RECITAL, ALBERT HALL Date : 14.07.08 GRAHAME WHITEHEAD YOUNG American organist Ahreum Han is a rising star of the classical organ world, holder of a prestigious Oundle Award alongside numerous other prizes; to judge from her outstanding performance at the Binns Organ, this star will rise very high indeed. Her playing was meticulously … [Read more…]

AGO Regional Convention: Atlanta, GA

American Guild of Organists, October 2007 Rising star Ahreum Han played a bold and decisive program on the 2002 Casavant at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church. Imaginative registrations and dramatic intensity characterized a performance that ranged widely over the works of Reger, Karg-Elert, Stanford, and Vierne. Composer Craig Phillips was in attendance for the premiere … [Read more…]