12 year old violinist Oscar Han from Sydney, and his 10 year old brother, pianist Joshua Han have recently captured the hearts, and the votes, of the Australian public storming their way into the Grand Final of the reality tv talent quest 'Australia's Got Talent'.
Performing bravura works by Sarasate and Bazzini and an original improvisation on the theme from 'Pirates of the Caribbean' before a live television audience of over 3 million viewers, the prodigious tweens received rapturous praise for their technical mastery and comedic timing.
[video_lightbox_youtube video_id="UYqWGVWyt-w" width="590" height="385" auto_thumb="1" ]Oscar & Joshua Han | Bazzini | La Ronde des Lutins | Australia's Got Talent | Semi-Final
“You are such prodigious talents … gob-smackingly awesomely wonderful ….you are proper clever and proper funny … if there is such a thing as perfection, you are pretty bloody close to it!” Judge, British comedian Dawn French praised.
“You are flawless musicians … and you both are very cute, and I want to adopt you!” Judge, Spice Girl Geri Halliwell said.
Whilst the Hans did not take out the quest's Grand Final top prize, they certainly won a legion of new fans – and with over 1,000,000 YouTube views, the Sydney schoolboys are certainly doing their bit to draw new audiences to the field.
[video_lightbox_youtube video_id="QN_ZoypOcqc" width="590" height="385" auto_thumb="1" ]Oscar & Joshua Han | Sarasate | Introduction and Tarantella | Australia's Got Talent | Audition
[video_lightbox_youtube video_id="RtbZkG-TF4s" width="590" height="385" auto_thumb="1" ]Oscar & Joshua Han | Improvisation on 'Pirates of the Caribbean' | Australia's Got Talent | Grand Final
Oscar currently studies violin with Professor Ole Bohn at the Sydney Conservatorium Pre-College 'Rising Stars' Programme and was in 2012, aged 11 awarded his L.Mus.A. Licentiate Diploma with Distinction – one of the youngest students in the Australian Music Examination Board's history to achieve such honour.