Gukhui Han

Conducting Scholar

Gukhui Han is an accomplished conductor, collaborative pianist, and vocal coach with a rich and diverse career that has taken her around the world. She is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Conducting with Dr.Robert Istad at California State University, Fullerton, where she serves as a Graduate Choral Assistant and Festival Coordinator.

Han's exceptional collaborative piano skills have earned her recognition, including an invitation to perform in the final round of the highly acclaimed Wigmore Hall Song Competition in London, England, in 2013. Since 2014, she has also served as a staff pianist at the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at California State University, Long Beach.

With performances at premieres in Los Angeles and participation in various piano, art song, and opera festivals across Asia, Europe, and North America, Han's musical background is impressive. She has attended several renowned summer festivals, including the Fall Island Vocal Art Seminar, Professional Pianist Program at Songfest, Colburn School of Music, Franz-Schubert Institut, and the Aspen Music Festival, where she worked alongside esteemed luminaries in the field of music such as Elly Ameling, Roger Vignoles, Martin Katz, Jake Heggie, Graham Johnson, Helmut Deutsch, and Julius Drake.

Prior to her studies at CSUF, Han earned her Bachelor's degree in Piano Performance from Chung-Ang University in Seoul, Korea, and her Master's degree in Collaborative Piano from the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music. She later pursued a Doctorate in Keyboard Collaborative Arts from USC Thornton School of Music, studying under notable teachers such as Alan L. Smith, Kenneth Griffiths, and Lydia Eunsuk Yu.