Yinpei Han is an emerging lyric mezzo-soprano versatile in a variety of genres and languages. With a captivating presence on the operatic stage, Han has interpreted leading roles, such as Baba the Turk in Stravinsky's Rake's Progress with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra and at the Beijing International Music Festival for the China premiere in 2021; Dorabella in Così fan tutte; Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro; Erica in Samuel Barber's Vanessa; L’ecureuil in L’Enfant et les sortilèges; Joachim in Susanna; Bradamante in Alcina; and as an ensemble member in Bloch’s Macbeth.
In the art of song recital, Han is passionate about exploring the contemporary expressions of Chinese art songs and promoting the development of Chinese contemporary vocal chamber music works. She has participated in premieres including Ancient Tang Poems at the iSING! international Young Artist Festival in 2020; Sam Wu's Songs Across the Aeons at the Tianjin Chamber Music Festival in 2021; and Wang Meng’s Moon-Faced Buddha at the Shanghai International Arts Festival in 2021. Han has appeared on the stages of the Shanghai Symphony Concert Hall, Tianjin Juilliard Concert Hall, Xinghai Concert Hall, Shenzhen Concert Hall, Poly Theater of Shenzhen, and Nanjing Arts Institute concert hall.
As a frequent guest with symphony orchestras throughout China, Han has been invited to sing with Wuhan Philharmonic Orchestra in Mahler Symphony No.3; Sichuan Symphony Orchestra in Carmen; and sang under the baton of Maestros Joseph Colaneri, Laurent Pillot, George Manahan, Lin Daye, Liu Peng, Darrell Ang, and Jiemin Zhang. She has made festival appearances at the New York Summer Opera Festival, Beijing International Music Festival, Shanghai International Arts Festival, Tianjin Chamber Music Festival, Wuhan Qintai Music Festival, as well as the iSING! international Young Artist Festival.
Han’s vocal performances have won her many awards, including First Place at the 2019 SIMC Korea-China International Music Competition, Highest Honor at the Career Bridges Vocal Competition in 2018 as well as the Silver Award at the 5th La Fenice International Vocal Competition (China District).
Han graduated from Manhattan School of Music and Mannes Conservatory of Music. She studied with Liu Xunmei, Daniel Ferro, Diana Soviero, Catherine Malfitano, as well as vocal coaches Warren Jones and Martin Katz. She has attended Daniel Ferro‘s vocal master class in Italy on scholarship.