Emily Sun & Andrea Lam: more reviews

Emily Sun & Andrea Lam: more reviews
February 5, 2018 Jacqueline

** Violinist Emily Sun has been nominated for the 2021 LIMELIGHT ‘Artist of the Year’ awards – vote here now **

New reviews for Emily Sun‘s debut album: Nocturnes – French music for violin and piano (ABC Classics), featuring acclaimed pianist Andrea Lam:

The Australian (Review, 14-15 August, 2021):

“Today, London-based Emily Sun is on the verge of international superstardom. And what a captivating album is her debut recording, Nocturnes
Sun and her formidable [pianist] Andrea Lam shine.. Sun has a silvery tone, refined and somewhat understated.. Lam, meanwhile, communicates an assuredness born of reflection on the ethos of the works themselves. Together, they accompany us through the sonic gardens of Monet. This listener can hardly wait for their second release together…” [5 stars]

Sydney Morning Herald  (17 July 2021):

“A gorgeous debut album of late Romantic French music… This is a winner on every count: the music itself, the individual playing, the expressive intensity, and the collaboration between the pair, who seem to breathe as one. Sun brings lush sound, firm attack and purity of tone to the deeply romantic and poetic Franck violin sonata. The pair have formidable rivals in the recordings of this sonata, but I will return often to this account…  The other main piece is the Faure sonata, a gentler and more intimate work whose sophistication is often understated. Here the various complexities unfold naturally, idiomatically and beautifully.” [4.5 stars]

Limelight Magazine (1 September, 2021):

extraordinary… [Sun] has a special affinity for the intimacy of chamber music, and a debut album seemed long overdue. Together with Australian pianist Andrea Lam, she has finally delivered the goods…. Sun shines in the final movement of the Franck as its recurring canon hits turbulence thought left behind in the previous fantasia before emerging in triumph. But she’s not gilding the lily, and indeed both Sun and Lam allow the organic nature of the sonata as a whole to feel like an inevitable, teleological unfurling. … La Vie en Rose makes an apt end to this beautiful recital.” [4 stars]

To stream or purchase: abcmusic.lnk.to/Nocturnes or please contact us here.

Louiguy’s ‘La vie en rose’ made famous by Edith Piaf, and here in a new arrangement by Tom Poster: https://www.facebook.com/abc.classic/videos/1263831877365881/
and also from the album, Fauré’s Après un rêve: www.facebook.com/abc.classic/videos/1117306315460435/

in a special single release by ABC Classics, Emily and Andrea perform Kosma’s classic, ‘Autumn Leaves‘ in a Latin-influenced arrangement by Daniel Rojas: enjoy it here!