Rapidly gaining recognition as one of the leading young musicians of her generation, violinist Emily Sun is in high demand internationally as a soloist and chamber musician. A multi international prize-winner, Emily was named the ABC Australian Young Performer of the Year in 2018, and the Royal Overseas League UK Commonwealth Musician of the Year in 2016.
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.
Emily has performed and debuted 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 has also performed at Buckingham Palace alongside Maxim Vengerov in Bach’s Double Violin Concerto, in the presence of HRH Prince of Wales. An active chamber musician, Emily has collaborated with musicians such as Maxim Vengerov, Gary Hoffman, Miguel da Silva, Danny Driver, Gemma Rosefield and is regularly invited to perform at music festivals across Europe.
Highlights of the upcoming season include a debut with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, season opening of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, series at Seoul Arts Centre, St John’s Smith Square, and invitation to the Klosters Music Festival, Switzerland.
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).
Further success in international competitions include prizes at Yampolsky International Violin Competition (Russia), Brahms International Violin Competition (Austria), and Lipizer International Violin Competition (Italy),. She was selected as a Young Concert Artist for the Tillett Trust, The Worshipful Company of Musicians, and City Music Foundation.
Emily studied at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music with Dr Robin Wilson. She then continued her studies with Itzhak Rashkovsky at the Royal College of Music London, where she completed her Bachelor, Masters and Artist Diploma degrees with First Class Honours, with the support of Dasha Shenkman and the Australian Music Foundation. She won all available prizes at the Royal College of Music, including the Tagore Gold Medal which was presented to her by HRH Prince of Wales. Emily furthered her studies with mentoring from Pinchas Zukerman, Maxim Vengerov, Ivry Gitlis, and was Artist-in-Residence at Chaplle Musicale Reine Elisabeth Belgium, mentored by Augustin Dumay.
Emily now teaches at the Royal College of Music in London.