Possessed of ‘a superb talent’ (The Advertiser), with ‘a perfect balance of expressivity and formidable strength’ (The Australian), violinist Emily Sun is in demand internationally for her compelling and captivating interpretations of both new and classic repertoire. Her impressive versatility as soloist, chamber musician and recitalist and genuine connection with her audiences allows Emily to perform with leading orchestras and festivals across Europe, the USA, Asia and Australasia.
A multi international prize winner, Emily was awarded the Tagore Gold Medal from the Royal College of Music, presented to her by HRH Prince of Wales. She won the 2018 ABC Young Performer of the Year (Australia), and the 2016 UK Royal Overseas League Commonwealth Musician of the Year, and international competition prizes at Brahms International Violin Competition (Austria), Yampolsky International Violin Competition (Russia), 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 has performed 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, and at the Royal Palace of Brussels in the presence of the King and Queen of Belgium.
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.
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.
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).
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 was mentored by Pinchas Zukerman, Maxim Vengerov, Ivry Gitlis and was Artist-in-Residence at Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth Belgium, mentored by Augustin Dumay.
Engagements in 2020 include concertos with Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Queensland Symphony Orchestra, a national chamber tour with Selby & Friends, and recitals at Seoul Arts Centre, Bozar Brussels, and Royal Albert Hall London.
Emily plays a 1760 Nicolo Gagliano violin, kindly loaned to her through the Beare’s International Violin Society.
For more information please see emilysunviolin.com
Emily Sun is winner of the 2018 ABC Young Performer Award, Australia’s premier award for young musicians, with performances in 2020 with the Melbourne, Queensland and Adelaide Symphony Orchestras.