Assistant Professor of Upper Strings and Concermaster of the Orchestra — Music
Dr. Sophia Han, Associate Professor of Violin and Viola, has been described by the Classical Voices of North Carolina as making playing the violin “seem easy, almost as child’s play”. A versatile musician, Han has performed as guest soloist with orchestras across the US and appeared on tour with artists such as Michael Bublé, Audra McDonald, and rock band STARSET. Currently serving as the Associate Concertmaster of Paducah Symphony Orchestra, Han was a guest Concertmaster of Southern Illinois Music Festival Orchestra, the Assistant Concertmaster of Tallahassee Symphony, and is in demand as an adjudicator nationally. As a chamber musician, Han is an active collaborator across the Heartland and a violinist of the Rio Verde Quartet. Prior to her appointment in the RVQ, Han was a member of the Ellen Zwillich sponsored Eppes Quartet during her DM studies at Florida State University. Han also has degrees from the University of Michigan and University of North Carolina. Her principal teachers include Corinne Stillwell, Aaron Berofsky, and the late Richard Luby.