Emily Sun

Emily Sun

Australian violinist Emily Sun made her concerto début with the East-West Philharmonic Orchestra aged 10, and has since been a regular soloist with the Sydney, Melbourne, Tasmanian, Queensland, Canberra Symphony Orchestras and the Australian Chamber Orchestra. Internationally, she has performed with US orchestras Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra, Garland Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Arlington and Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra; China’s Shanghai Youth Orchestra, Romania’s Mihail Jora Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Moscovia Chamber Orchestra Russia.

Her performances have been broadcast on Australian radio station, ABC Classic FM and 2MBS Fine Music Station, BBC Radio 3 UK, Israeli Classical Music Station ‘Kol Hamusica’ and New York’s ‘WXQR’ Classical music station. She has performed as soloist in international venues such as the Sydney Opera House, Jersey Opera House, Tchaikovsky Great Hall Moscow, Tel Aviv Israeli Opera House, Auditorium du Louvre Paris and London’s Cadogan Hall, Wigmore Hall and Elgar Room of the Royal Albert Hall. She recently performed in the 2017 Royal Gala hosted by His Royal Highness Prince of Wales in Buckingham Palace Bach Double Violin Concerto with Maxim Vengerov.

Emily has participated in international festivals such as Keshet Eilon International Mastercourse in Israel, Académie Musicale de Villecroze in France, and the Young Artists Program in Canada, working in masterclass with Ivry Gitlis, Pinchas Zukerman, Pierre Amoyal, Augustin Dumay and Maxim Vengerov. She studied at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music with Dr Robin Wilson and graduated Bachelor of Music and Masters of Music with First Class Honours from the Royal College of Music London, studying with Itzhak Rashkovsky.

She has won all the major Australian violin competitions, including the coveted Symphony Australia Young Performer of the Year Strings Award. She has also won all available prizes at the Royal College of Music including the Violin Competition 2012 and Concerto Competition 2015, and is a prizewinner in many international competitions including Yampolsky International Violin Competition (Russia), Brahms International Violin Competition (Austria), and Lipizer International Violin Competition (Italy). She was selected for the Tillett Trust Young Artist Platform, and was recently selected as the Phillip and Dorothy Green Making Music Young Concert Artist.

She was awarded the Gold Medal of the 2016 Royal Overseas League Music Competition UK, the first violinist to win the award since 1981.