Emily Sun

Emily Sun

Key Facts


Australian violinist Emily Sun is rapidly gaining international recognition as a rising soloist. 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 the 2016 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.

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 the age of 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; 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 stations ABC Classic FM and 2MBS Fine Music Station, 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, Tel Aviv Israeli Opera House, Moscow Tchaikovsky Great Hall, Auditorium du Louvre Paris, Cadogan Hall, Wigmore Hall and the Royal Albert Hall.

Emily has participated in international masterclasses and festivals, such as Keshet Eilon International Mastercourse in Israel and the Young Artists Program in Canada, and is mentored by world-class musicians such as Haim Taub, Ivry Gitlis and Pinchas Zukerman. She obtained a Bachelor of Music with First Class Honours at the Royal College of Music London and is continuing her postgraduate studies with Professor Itzhak Rashkovsky as a Dasha Shenkman Scholar, supported by a Big Give Award. She is an Arts Global artist and is supported by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust, Ars Musica Australis, Hattori Foundation, Australian Music Foundation, a Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarship and a Musicians’ Company Maisie Lewis Award.