Anna Han Receives Musicfest Scholarship
Described by The Washington Post as “prodigiously gifted… a display of imagination, taste and pianistic firepower far beyond her years,” 18-year-old Anna Han of Chandler started taking piano lessons with her current teacher Mr. Fei Xu at New Century Conservatory at age 5. When she was 11, she became the national first place winner of the 2007 Music Teachers’ National Association Junior Piano Competition.
Since then she has won a number of prestigious international piano competitions, including the first prize of the 2012 New York International Piano Competition, the first prize of the 2011 New Orleans International Piano Competition for Young Artists, and the first prizes of both the 2011 and 2008 International Institute for Young Musicians international piano competitions. She has also performed on several notable stages.
This year, Ana was named the recipient of the Arizona Musicfest Scholarship, a $2,500 annual award given to a highly qualified young musician who excels at their instrument and is pursuing a college-level education with the goal of establishing a full or part-time career in classical music performance. Ms. Han will attend The Juilliard School at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City.