I’m passionate about bringing the beauty of classical music to as many people as possible and I view my performances as an opportunity to create deep connections with my audiences.
Music can allow for powerful experiences of grief, healing, and renewal -- and I believe in making it accessible to as many individuals as possible, allowing them to feel seen and valued.
For me, performing is never simply about playing a particular piece beautifully. It’s also about touching the hearts and souls of my audience.
I aim to change people’s lives through the stories I tell through my performances, and leave them feeling like they can do anything, with a message of hope and inspiration after the concerts are over.
Hi, I’m Dr. Ye-Jin Han -- passionate violinist with a love of storytelling through music and guiding young musicians to achieve their goals and dreams.
Born and raised in South Korea, with a degree in violin performance from Seoul National University, I realized my childhood dream of adventuring abroad when I moved to New York City to pursue my performance career.
I made my Carnegie Hall performance debut in 2009, earned my doctorate in Violin Performance from Stonybrook University, and am currently a concertmaster at Bergen Symphony Orchestra.
I still love to travel, and am the winner of national and international violin competitions, including the Citta di Brescia International Violin Competition in Italy. I have also performed extensively across the US, Canada, South America, Asia, and Europe.
Now I live on the Upper East Side in New York City, where I love soaking up the beauty of Central Park on morning runs and teaching my private students (either online or in my home studio) how to master the art of violin playing, so they can achieve technical excellence while feeling ease and freedom as they play.
Carnegie Hall Weill Hall Recital Debut Concert Review
“...the most remarkable aspect of her playing was its relaxed, casual effortlessness. Her tone was pure, lovely and expressive in all registers, at any speed. Taking her virtuosity entirely for granted, she never used it for show or effect, turning even the unabashed bravura pieces into music...”
- Edith Eisler, New York Concert Review
"How can I play in tune more easily?"
"How can I master demanding techniques (like slur staccato)?"
"How can I feel more comfortable while playing?"
"How can I overcome stage fright and build truly solid violin-playing foundations for myself?"
Those were some questions circling in my head when I was a young musician in South Korea -- and I spent YEARS figuring out the answers for myself. Now, I use what I learned on that journey to help my own students feel confident and joyful, as they create beautiful sounds and stories of their own through their instruments with ease and freedom.
My teaching studio has produced many competition winners and musical leaders at conservatories and state/local youth orchestras.
Students from my studio have been admitted to major music schools (including Seoul National University, Mannes College of Music, Manhattan School of Music, and Indiana University) and won several international competitions (such as New York International Concours, New York Young Artist International Competition, and the Crescendo Music Competition).
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“Yejin Han was my guide and my inspiration throughout my most formative years of viola playing. With her help and hard work, I was able to get into my dream music school, as well as being accepted into other top music schools. Learning from her is what prepared me for my own career as both a musician and an educator and for that, I couldn’t be more grateful"
-Angela Gullo (Freshman at Indiana University, Music Education Major)