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 - following her performance of Beethoven Violin Concerto with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra in the Sydney Opera House. She was awarded the Gold Medal and named Commonwealth Musician of the Year at the 2016 Royal Overseas League Music Competition UK - the first violinist to win the award since 1981.
She has won all available prizes at the Royal College of Music including the Violin Competition 2012 and Concerto Competition 2015. Emily is a prizewinner in many international competitions including Yampolsky International Violin Competition (Russia), Bromsgrove International Competition (UK), Royal-Overseas-League Music Competition (UK) Brahms International Competition (Austria) and Lipizer International Violin Competition (Italy). She was selected as a Young Concert Artist for The Tillett Trust and Making Music UK, and is also a 2018 City Music Foundation Artist.
Emily won the category of ‘Best Newcomer’ in Australia’s classical arts ‘Limelight Magazine Awards’, as the lead role in acclaimed feature-length documentary ‘Mrs Carey’s Concert’. The documentary was the longest running documentary in Australian cinema history and has been shown in film festivals across the world to acclaimed reviews.
She made her concerto debut with the East-West Philharmonic Orchestra at age 10, and has since been a regular soloist with the Sydney, Melbourne, Tasmanian, Queensland, Canberra Symphony Orchestras. She is invited as soloist with many orchestras in USA, Asia and Europe including Symphony Arlington (USA), Qingdao Symphony Orchestra (China), Moscovia Chamber Orchestra (Russia), European Union Chamber Orchestra (EU), Westminster Symphony Orchestra (UK).
Emily is the ABC Artist-in-Residence (Australia) and a BBC Introducing Artist (UK), and her performances have been broadcast on ABC Classic FM (Australia), BBC Radio 3 (UK), Kol Hamusica (Israel), and WXQR (USA). Her debut album on the ABC label will be released in the 19/20 season. She has performed as soloist in international venues such as the Sydney Opera House, Tchaikovsky Great Hall Moscow, Tel Aviv Opera House, Auditorium du Louvre, and Wigmore Hall.
Emily studied at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music with Dr Robin Wilson and since 2011 she studied at the Royal College of Music with Itzhak Rashkovsky, graduating Bachelor of Music and Masters of Music with First Class Honours, and Artist Diploma. Emily was supported by the Dasha Shenkman Scholarship and the Australian Music Foundation. Emily has been mentored by Ivry Gitlis, Pinchas Zukerman, and Maxim Vengerov. She is currently Artist-in-Residence at Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth Belgium, mentored by Augustin Dumay.