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Emily Sun, Violin

Rapidly gaining recognition as one of the leading young musicians of her generation, Australian violinist Emily Sun is in high demand internationally as a soloist and chamber musician. A multi international prize-winner, Emily was named the ABC Australian Young Performer of the Year in 2018, and the Royal Overseas League UK Commonwealth Musician of the Year in 2016. As a concerto soloist, Emily has appeared with orchestras worldwide including the Sydney Symphony, Melbourne Symphony, Tasmanian Symphony, Queensland Symphony and Canberra Symphony Orchestras in Australia; Arlington Symphony, Arizona Symphony and Garland Symphony Orchestras in USA; Shanghai Youth Orchestra and Qingdao Symphony Orchestra in China; Orchestre de Royal Wallonie and Orchestre de Chambre Namur in Belgium.

Emily has performed and debuted recitals in some of the world’s major concert venues including Sydney Opera House, Wigmore Hall London, Bridgewater Hall Manchester, Tchaikovsky Great Hall Moscow, Auditorium du Louvre Paris, and Flagey Brussels. She performed at Buckingham Palace alongside Maxim Vengerov in Bach’s Double Violin Concerto, in the presence of HRH Prince of Wales, as well as an acclaimed China debut with the Qingdao Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Tan Dun. An active chamber musician, Emily has collaborated with musicians such as Maxim Vengerov, Gary Hoffman, Miguel da Silva, Marc Coppey, Danny Driver, Gemma Rosefield and is regularly invited to perform at music festivals across Europe. Emily studied with Dr Robin Wilson at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and continued with Itzhak Rashkovsky at the Royal College of Music London, where she now serves on the faculty. She furthered her studies with Pinchas Zukerman, Maxim Vengerov, Ivry Gitlis and was Artist-in-Residence at Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth Belgium, mentored by Augustin Dumay.

As a teen, Emily shot to national fame after being featured in the acclaimed award-winning Australian documentary ‘Mrs Carey’s Concert’. Her media presence continues as the ABC Artist-in-Residence, BBC Introducing Artist, with regular broadcast on Classic FM, BBC Three (UK), Kol Hamusica (Israel), WXQR (USA), and Musiq 3 (Belgium). Further success in international competitions include prizes at Yampolsky International Violin Competition (Russia), Brahms International Violin Competition (Austria), and Lipizer International Violin Competition (Italy). She was selected as a Young Concert Artist for the Tillett Trust, The Worshipful Company of Musicians, and is a City Music Foundation Artist.

Emily was awarded the Tagore Gold Medal from the Royal College of Music, presented to her by HRH Prince of Wales. Upcoming engagements include concertos with Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Queensland Symphony Orchestra, recitals at Seoul Arts Centre, Bozar Brussels, Royal Albert Hall Elgar Room London and invitations to Klosters Music Festival Switzerland, Crans Montana Festival Switzerland and Edinburgh Festival.

Beethoven Violin Concerto with Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Strauss Violin Sonata with Jennifer Hughes at Wigmore Hall

Clair de Lune with Jayson Gillham recorded by ABC Classics

Grieg Violin Sonata with Clemens Leske at City Recital Hall Sydney


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