Emily Sun, violin
ROSSINI Overture to The Italian Girl in Algiers
BARBER Violin Concerto
MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 4 in A Major ("Italian")
Australian violinist Emily Sun began playing the violin at age 4 and studied at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music with Robin Wilson. She recently completed her Bachelor studies with First Class Honours as a full scholar at the Royal College of Music in London. She is continuing her postgraduate studies at the RCM studying with Itzhak Rashkovsky as a Shenkman Scholar.
Emily has won the Australian National Youth Concerto Competition, ABC Young Performers Award for Strings, Marcus Edward Violin Prize, Perry Hart Memorial Prize, Israeli Nelly Apt Scholarship, Royal College of Music Violin Competition, Lorna Viol Memorial Prize in the 2014 Royal Over-Seas League Competition, and the Vadim Repin Mozart Prize in the 20th International Brahms Competition in Austria. Emily is the recipient of the coveted 2014 Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarship and is an Arts Global Foundation artist.
She made her concerto debut with the East-West Philharmonic Orchestra at age 10, and has since been a soloist with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Queensland Symphony Orchestra and Canberra Symphony Orchestra. She appeared in the 2012 Sydney Festival’s “Symphony in the Domain”, performing Bruch’s Violin Concerto with the Sydney Symphony to an audience of 10,000.
Also an avid orchestral and chamber musician, Emily is a regular concertmaster of the Royal College of Music Symphony Orchestra and Philharmonic Orchestra and was selected for the 2014 London Symphony Orchestra String Scheme. Emily is a founding member of the London-based piano trio ‘Trio Incendia’, performing across Europe.
As the lead role in the acclaimed feature-length documentary ‘Mrs. Carey’s Concert’, Emily won the category of ‘Best Newcomer’ in Australia’s classical arts ‘Limelight Magazine Awards’. The film was the longest-running documentary in Australian cinema history. It has been screened in cinemas and festivals across Australia, New Zealand, USA, UK and Europe, to outstanding awards and reviews.