Artist Diploma: Queen Elizabeth Music Chapel, Brussels, Belgium

Royal College of Music, London, UK

Master in Performance: Royal College of Music, London, UK

Bachelor of Music (Hons): Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Australia

Speaks English and Chinese (Mandarin)


‘Possessed of a superb talent’ (The Advertiser), with ‘a perfect balance of expressivity and formidable strength’ (The Australian), violinist Emily Sun is in demand internationally for her compelling and captivating interpretations. 

Emily serves on the string faculty of the Royal College of Music, where she studied with Itzhak Rashkovsky. She was further mentored by Pinchas Zukerman, Maxim Vengerov, Ivry Gitlis and was Artist-in-Residence at Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth Belgium, mentored by Augustin Dumay. She also studied with Dr Robin Wilson at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

As a soloist, Emily has appeared with orchestras worldwide including Sydney Symphony, Melbourne Symphony, Tasmanian Symphony, Queensland Symphony and Canberra Symphony (Australia), Arlington Symphony, Arizona Symphony and Garland Symphony Orchestras (USA), Shanghai Youth Orchestra and Qingdao Symphony Orchestra (China), Orchestre de Royal Wallonie and Orchestre de Chambre Namur (Belgium). 

Emily has performed at the Sydney Opera House, Wigmore Hall, Tchaikovsky Great Hall and notably, at Buckingham Palace alongside Maxim Vengerov with Bach’s Double Violin Concerto in the presence of HRH Prince of Wales. She is the ABC Artist-in-Residence, BBC Introducing Artist and is regularly broadcast on Classic FM, BBC 3 (UK), Kol Hamusica (Israel), WXQR (USA), and Musiq 3 (Belgium). 

She was named the 2018 ABC Australian Young Musician of the Year, and the 2016 UK Royal Overseas League Commonwealth Musician of the Year. Further success in international competitions include prizes at Yampolsky International Violin Competition (Russia), Brahms International Violin Competition (Austria), and Lipizer International Violin Competition (Italy). She was selected as a Young Concert Artist for the Tillett Trust, The Worshipful Company of Musicians, and City Music Foundation Artist. Emily was awarded the Tagore Gold Medal from the Royal College of Music, presented to her by HRH Prince of Wales. 

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STAR Platform’s violin mentor Emily Sun