emily-sun

About

Soloist

‘Possessed of a superb talent’ (The Australian), with ‘a searing and poetic tone’ (The Guardian), Emily Sun’s powerful sound and compelling interpretations have earned her international renown, winning the Royal Overseas League Competition (UK), ABC Young Performers Award (Australia), and performing in Europe, the UK, and Asia with conductors such as Vasily Petrenko, Tan Dun and Howard Griffiths.

Debuts in 2024 include with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and with the Johannesburg Phiharmonic Orchestra, along with a return to the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in its Holocaust Memorial concert, Kaddish. In her second year as Adelaide Symphony Orchestra’s Artist-in-Association in 2024, Emily returns to Adelaide with conductors Andrew Litton, and Shiyeon Siung, following on from the critically acclaimed world premiere of Elena Kats-Chernin’s violin concerto, Fantasie im Wintergarten with conductor Benjamin Northey in 2023.

Other recent concerto highlights include as soloist with the Sydney, Melbourne and West Australian Symphony Orchestras with conductors Asher Fisch, Mark Wigglesworth, Jaime Martín, and Benjamin Northey; the Classic100 concert broadcast on ABC iView, Australian Festival of Classical Music, Musica Viva Tasmania, and more.

Guest soloist with the London Mozart Players, the European Union Chamber Orchestra, Qingdao Symphony Orchestra, and alongside Maxim Vengerov at Buckingham Palace, Emily’s recordings include Nocturnes (ABC Classic) nominated for a 2021 ARIA award, and as part of Ensemble Émigré (Rubicon Classics). Her highly anticipated next album of concertos by Korngold and Kats-Chernin, is due for October 2024 release (ABC Classic).

Emily is a Violin Professor at the Royal College of Music London, and performs on a 1753 G.B. Guadagnini ‘The Adelaide’ violin, generously loaned to her by the UKARIA Cultural Trust.