2023 ASO Artist in Association

2023 ASO Artist in Association
February 19, 2019 Sarah Wade

Violinist Emily Sun has been announced as Adelaide Symphony Orchestra’s Artist in Association for 2023

The below is from ASO’s media release of 2 September 2022 by Nicole Cann:

“The ASO also welcomes two new friends to the ASO family, violin virtuoso Emily Sun becomes Artist in Association and Adelaide-based composer Jakub Jankowski is the ASO’s inaugural Emerging Composer in Association. The duo along with Conductor Laureate Nicholas Braithwaite make up the ASO’s illustrious Artistic Leadership Team.

Emily is excited to be joining the ASO family, “I am hugely honoured to be the ASO Artist in Association for 2023. To collaborate so closely with the world-class musicians of the ASO throughout the year, and to share our music and performances with the warm and generous audiences in Adelaide is an incredible privilege. I am particularly excited and passionate to share the World Premiere of Elena Kats-Chernin’s Violin Concerto, it will no doubt become a significant work in the violin repertory” she said.

Emily Sun in Recital will be a special evening, Emily says, “The recital program I’ve curated for Elder Hall centre around humanity’s impact on nature and will feature the Australian Premiere of Fazil Say’s Violin Sonata No.2, ‘Mount Ida‘. I wanted this recital to be an opportunity to reflect on our role in climate change, and a space in which we can consider how we might protect our precious planet.”

ASO Principal 2nd Violin Alison Heike is looking forward to playing alongside Emily she says, “Emily is a captivating performer, she can produce the most varied range of colours on her instrument and she possesses a fiendish virtuosity, the orchestra is very excited to be working with her”.

Emily Sun plays the violin against a white backdropEmily Sun. Credit: Benjamin Ealovega.


Emily’s Sun will perform in recital with pianist Andrea Lam at Elder Hall on 9 September 2023. Tickets and information here.

Watch ASO’s Season 2023 Launch video here.