Karen Han's Guestbook

Surin (Singapore)

Just saw the movie 'Star Trek' and thought I heard Er Hu so I goggle er hu and star trek and found you. Keep up the great work.

May 7, 2009


You were WONDERFUL !!!! WOW !!! That was an outstanding show !!! We were, especially my daughter, so impressed with your performance, your presence, your down-to-earth personality, your genuine attitude toward others....

Sept 27, 2008

K & A

It was a really inspiring recital, you worked that audience so beautifully and with such charm.

Sept 27, 2008


Bravo on a wonderful performance this afternoon at Bower Museum! Your music was beautiful and your lecture very educational and fun. I had no idea that there are so many hu instruments.

Sept 27, 2008

Linda/San Diego Int'l Music and Arts Festival Committee

Dear Ms Han,

Have to tell you that I have gotten so many compliments on your performance that I wish I could have taped them for you to playback. Besides, both men and women mentioned your beauty and presence on stage!

Your program was the highlight of the evening and we were so fortunate to have you be a part of this year's Festival.

Jan 29, 2008

Lisa Hannan

You are so amazing to watch! I can't believe all that music comes out of two strings!

Jan. 17, 2008

William Kin

Karen, you had such an excellent performance at Kodak Theatre. Here are a few pictures that I took for you during the concert.

Jan. 16, 2008

Dr. Lee

Your performance is particularly outstanding at the Kodak Theater last night. I was thrilled. It is very kind of you to perform for the society.

Jan. 16, 2008

Gordon Curry

It's so good to put a face -- and person -- to music I've heard and really enjoy. Your playing is so expressive. Makes me want to write music for the Er-Hu. I appreciate the soulful beauty you bring out in your instrument. Keep up the good work.

July 18, 2007

Inger Tideman, Sweden

Your music is harmonic to my soul.It express feelings above all human nature.It is like waves awakening to water. Thank you.

August 9, 2006

Hilmar Brand, Switzerland

The music of Karen Han is absolutely wonderful and really expresses deepest human feelings.
July 30, 2006

Lori Barth
This seminar/demonstration was great the other night. I really learned a lot. Listened to one of the CD's so far. Really enjoying it. What a lovely instrument the Erhu is.
May 25,2006


What a blessing. . . to hear you play last night (at the SCL's seminar). Thank you for taking the time to share with us. You've got my head and heart full of ideas!
May 24, 2006

Takeshi Saito

I wanted to tell you that I really enjoyed your presentation at the SCL seminar. Also "The Golden Butterfly" CD is full of variety of styles. It's not only great performance, but it's also very educational for me to know what Er-hu can sound in many different settings. My works appear in film, TV, and video games, and I would love to bring your beautiful melody to my projects one day!
May 24, 2006


Just wanted to thank you for your presentation at AFI last night for the SCL. How moving, beautiful and enlightening your presentation was. I am not a composer, but came as the guest of a friend, and I'm certainly glad that I got to see you perform.Your passion and love for your music and your instrument is quite evident. As "ambassador" for the Er Hu, you certainly showed its expressive range, and deep, soulful intimacy.Thanks for sharing your talents with the world.

May 24, 2006

Hoong Bee Lim

It was a pleasure to be able to meet you at the SCL seminar yesterday. Great performances! I also feel great that you have made the Chinese people feel proud and I'm definately one of them.
May 24, 2006

Manuel & Gloria Quintana

Just a note to again thank you for a wonderful performance at Cerritos with Hiroshima. As much as we like Hiroshima, it is that much more beautiful when you are part of the program. Perhaps, the next time you play with them, you can play the entire program. Just a thought !!!. Of course we love Hiroshima too, but your music is special.
May 22, 2006

Liansong Chen

Karen: You are so fabulous! The variation of the songs you played last night at Doctors Day Celebration by Alhambra Hospital is also superb. I love them all, especially the very first one and Celine Dionss My heart will go on. Very touching and beautiful.
April 2, 2006

Allen Yamashita

Great music. Great site. Thanks for being part of our project.

March 12, 2006

Patsy McCarthy, Australia

Love your Music!

March 10, 2006

George Svokos

Your CDs are masterpieces, and the erhu is one of the few instruments that really moves me.

March 10, 2006

Susan Mallin

It was a pleasure meeting you at your concert on Feb. 4, 2006. I confess that I had never heard of your instrument before. The sounds you produced from the instrument were incredible. I thoroughly enjoyed watching your play and loved your music.

February 15, 2006

Sharon Trani

We saw you perform at the Norris Pavilion with David Benoit and enjoyed your performance and being introduced to the erhu.

February 19, 2006

Jeffrey Chow

As a past student of Ms. Han, I can attest to her patience, her true love of the instrument - the erhu - and her effort in bringing the beautiful sound of this instrument to the Western world.

February 19, 2006

Jack J Liang

Great Job!! Your performance feels totally different from the traditional erhu. It is so passionated. I love it.

February 11, 2006

Paul Valente

I've been learning erhu for two years now and I love your music!
Jan 12, 2006

Teresa Wang, Taiwan

I love your website, you look so beautiful! We are so proud of you! You are really the Queen and the best. May you and your family have a wonderful year of Dog!!

Jan 11, 2006


Your music is absolutely beautiful and I love the cultural sound and love that you put into it.

January 8, 2006

Luc Lalande
Never have I heard a musical instrument that reaches in the soul of a person. Humble and beautiful. Karen, hope you will someday visit Canada (Ottawa to be specific) and share your wonder of music with us.
December 19, 2005

Dave Claar

I saw your performance in Pittsburgh PA recently, it was excellent! I doubt still if there is anything quite like the sound of erhu, and how you express it so lovely in your unique way. Thanks again for the great performance.
December 16, 2005

Deborah Shlian

Hua Qis musical talent is only surpassed by the beauty of her spirit.

December 10, 2005

Eva C. Johnson

I really love your music and your energy.

December 10, 2005

Murti Vinayaga

After 52 years of living, an erhu fell onto my lap! I am a novice erhu player in Kona, on the island of Hawaii who practices every day, like any good kid. Your playing is a magnificent example of erhu magic, I hope that fate allows me to meet you some day

November 27, 2005

Dennis I. Watanabe

Wonderful concert! The mix of music was excellent and made for a beautiful evening! Ive heard nothing but kudos from everyone that attended the concert.

November 6, 2005

Ruth Charloff - Conductor and Music Director of UCR Orchestra

Your playing was spectacular

November 6, 2005


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Karen Han's Latest News:

Solo appearance - Chinese Idol Concert 2008, Kodak Theatre, January 15, 2008

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Solo concert, "New Waves of the Orient", Luckman Theater at Cal State LA, Saturday, November 5, 2005, learn more

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Last updated: February 24, 2006

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