Australian violinist Emily Sun is rapidly gaining international recognition as a rising soloist. She was recently named the 2018 ABC Australian Young Performer of the Year and was awarded the Gold Medal and Commonwealth Musician of the Year at the 2016 Royal Over-Seas League Music Competition UK – the first violinist to win the award since 1981.
In the next season, Emily will return to perform with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de Royal Wallonie as well as a debut with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Emily will perform in Sydney’s City Recital Hall, Melbourne Recital Centre, Seoul Arts Centre, Flagey Brussels and appear at festivals including the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Crans Montana Classics Switzerland and Lichfield Festival UK.
Recent highlights have included an acclaimed China orchestral debut with the Qingdao Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Tan Dun, debuts at Wigmore Hall, Bridgewater Hall and Moscow Tchaikovsky Great Hall, and the invitation to perform Bach’s Double Violin Concerto with Maxim Vengerov at Buckingham Palace in the presence of HRH Prince of Wales.
Emily is the ABC Artist-in-Residence and BBC Introducing Artist and performances have also been broadcast on Classic FM (UK), Kol Hamusica (Israel), WXQR (USA). Emily’s debut album will be released on the ABC Classics label in 2020.
Emily is a prizewinner in many international competitions such as the Yampolsky International Violin Competition (Russia), Brahms International Violin Competition (Austria), Lipizer International Violin Competition (Italy). She was selected as a Young Concert Artist for the Tillett Trust and Making Music UK and is a City Music Foundation Artist. She was awarded the Maisie Lewis Prize from the Worshipful Company of Musicians.
An avid chamber musician, Emily has collaborated with musicians such as Maxim Vengerov, Gary Hoffman, Miguel da Silva, Danny Driver and is regularly invited to chamber music festivals across Europe and Australasia.
Emily studied at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music with Dr Robin Wilson. After moving to London, Emily won all available prizes at the Royal College of Music including the Tagore Gold Medal presented to her by HRH Prince of Wales. She graduated from a Bachelor of Music, Masters in Performance and Artist Diploma studying with Itzhak Rashkovsky supported by the Dasha Shenkman Scholarship and the Australian Music Foundation. She is currently Artist-in-Residence at Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth Belgium, mentored by Augustin Dumay.