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 – and was awarded the Gold Medal and named Commonwealth Musician of the Year in the 2016 Royal Overseas League Music Competition in the UK, the first violinist to win the Gold Medal since 1981.
Emily is also a prizewinner in the 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.
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 soloist with the Sydney, Melbourne, Tasmanian, Queensland, Canberra Symphony Orchestras. She also regularly performs with orchestras in USA, UK, Asia and Europe.
Emily is the ABC Classic FM Artist-in-Residence and BBC Introducing Artist, and her performances have been broadcast on ABC Classic FM (Australia), BBC Radio 3 (UK), Kol Hamusica (Israel), and WXQR (USA). 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 gained a Bachelor, Masters and Artist Diploma in Music with First Class Honours from the Royal College of Music in London, studying with Itzhak Rashkovksy. Emily was supported by the Australian Music Foundation. She is currently Artist-in-Residence at Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth (Belgium), mentored by Augustin Dumay.