Emily Sun

leaves us all in a long stunned silence

The Independent 5*

on the verge of international super-stardom 

The Australian 5*

radiates vitality and optimism 

The Advertiser

Emily Sun


Possessed of a superb talent” (The Australian) with “a searing and poetic tone” (The Guardian), “the flight’s of Emily Sun’s violin... reaches heavenwards.. leaving us all in a long, stunned silence” (The Independent). Emily Sun’s powerful sound and compelling, captivating interpretations have won her international renown, just as her genuine connection with audiences and engaging presence have thrilled her growing host of supporters.

As much a chamber musician as a virtuoso, Emily originally shot to fame as a young soloist and media star in Australia, and internationally as a multi prize-winner. Now largely based in London and having performed with significant orchestras and in major concert halls around the globe, she is a fast-rising star with “a perfect balance of expressivity and formidable strength” (The Australian).

Après un rêve by Gabriel Fauré

Emily’s upcoming projects include a new concerto commission plus recordings and concerto performances with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and London Mozart Players with conductors Vasily Petrenko, Dimitri Matvienko and Howard Griffiths. Emily’s recent solo album, Nocturnes, was released on ABC Classics/Universal to critical acclaim; it reached No. 1 for four weeks in the ARIA Classical Charts and was shortlisted for ‘Best Classical Album 2021’ in the ARIA Awards. Emily also features in a Rubicon Classics disc on the forgotten chamber works of Robert Kahn which received a 5-star review from BBC Music Magazine.

As a concerto soloist, Emily has appeared with orchestras including the Sydney, Melbourne, Tasmanian, Queensland and Canberra symphony orchestras in Australia; the European Union Chamber Orchestra, Orchestre de Royal Wallonie and Orchestre de Chambre Namur in Europe; Arlington and Arizona Symphonies in the USA; and Shanghai Youth Orchestra and Qingdao Symphony Orchestra in China.

 2018 ABC Young Performers Awards Finals Excerpts

Significant concert venues performed at include the Sydney Opera House, Wigmore Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Bridgewater Hall Manchester, Tchaikovsky Great Hall Moscow, Auditorium du Louvre Paris, and Flagey Brussels. Emily was invited to perform at Buckingham Palace alongside Maxim Vengerov in Bach’s Double Violin Concerto at the Royal Gala in the presence of HRH Prince of Wales, and at the Royal Palace of Brussels in the presence of the King and Queen of Belgium. Chamber collaborators have included Maxim Vengerov, Gary Hoffman, Miguel da Silva, Marc Coppey, Danny Driver, Gemma Rosefield and is regularly invited to perform at music festivals across Europe.

Emily plays a 1760 Nicolo Gagliano violin, kindly loaned to her through the Beare’s International Violin Society.

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