PQ Senior Piano Faculty
MM, Eastman School of Music
DMA, Florida State University
Xu Han is a distinguished pianist, recognized for her solo, chamber, and orchestral performances in the United States and China. She chose a professional music path, studying under renowned professors at the Tianjin and Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. During her music journey, she achieved numerous accolades, including awards in prestigious piano competitions and scholarships.
Xu further polished her musicianship at the Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester, earning her Master's degree under Professor Alexander Kobrin. She has completed her Doctor of Music degree at Florida State University, studying with Professor Stijn De Cock. Her achievements include winning the Rockwood Piano Competition, the University Concerto Competition, and presenting on Chinese traditional music. She has also participated in masterclasses with prominent pianists worldwide.
Known for her virtuosic playing and musical maturity, Xu has performed in various esteemed venues, receiving exuberant reviews. As a dedicated educator, she is involved with the Music Teachers National Association and promotes children's cultural and artistic development.
Xu's teaching philosophy centers on nurturing individuality and creativity in students. She believes in developing a deep understanding of music beyond technical mastery, encouraging students to express their unique voices through their performances. She is committed to making the study of music a lifelong passion for her students, aiming to enhance the enjoyment of art. Xu excels in communicating with students, promptly identifying challenges they face in their playing, and providing tailored training methods for each student. This approach enables students to overcome technical difficulties efficiently and make the most of their practice time.