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Lunchtime Recital - Emily Sun (violin) and Jennifer Hughes (piano)

Friday January 20, 2017 at 13:00
Charlton House, London
Free admission – no ticket required

  1. Sonatina for Violin and Piano in G minor D408, Op 137 No 3 - Franz Schubert
  2. Sonata for Violin and Piano in E flat Op 18 - Richard Strauss

Presented by the Royal College of Music

Australian violinist Emily Sun is rapidly gaining international recognition as a rising soloist. She was awarded the Gold Medal of the 2016 Royal Overseas League Music Competition UK, the first violinist to win the award since 1981.She is the winner of all major Australian violin competitions, including the coveted Symphony Australia Young Performer of the Year Strings Award. She has won all available prizes at the Royal College of Music including the Violin Competition 2012 and Concerto Competition 2015, and is a prizewinner in many international competitions including Royal-Overseas-League Competition UK, Brahms International Violin Competition Austria, and Laureate of the 33rd Rodolfo Lipizer International Violin Competition Italy. She was recently selected for The Tillett Trust Young Artists Platform and Worshipful Musicians Company Maisie Lewis Award, 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 regular soloist with the Sydney, Melbourne, Tasmanian, Queensland, Canberra Symphony Orchestras and the Australian Chamber Orchestra. Internationally, she has performed with US orchestras Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra, Garland Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Arlington and Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra; China’s Shanghai Youth Orchestra, Romania’s Mihail Jora Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Moscovia Chamber Orchestra Russia.

Her performances have been broadcast on Australian radio station, ABC Classic FM and 2MBS Fine Music Station, BBC Radio 3 UK, Israeli Classical Music Station ‘Kol Hamusica’ and New York’s ‘WXQR’ Classical music station. She has performed as soloist in international venues such as the Sydney Opera House, Jersey Opera House, Tchaikovsky Great Hall Moscow, Tel Aviv Israeli Opera House, Auditorium du Louvre Paris and London’s Cadogan Hall, Wigmore Hall and Elgar Room of the Royal Albert Hall.

Emily has participated in international festivals such as Keshet Eilon International Mastercourse in Israel, Académie Musicale de Villecroze in France, and the Young Artists Program in Canada, working in masterclass with Ivry Gitlis, Pinchas Zukerman, Pierre Amoyal, Augustin Dumay and Maxim Vengerov. She studied at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music with Dr Robin Wilson and graduated Bachelor of Music and Masters of Music with First Class Honours from the Royal College of Music London, studying with Itzhak Rashkovsky. She is an Arts Global artist and is supported by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust, Ars Musica Australis, Hattori Foundation, Australian Music Foundation and the Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarship

Charlton House
Charlton Road

Emily Sun

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