Emily Sun appointed Violin Professor at the Royal College of Music

2018 CMF Artist, the violinist Emily Sun has been appointed as a violin professor at the Royal College of Music (RCM) in London. She returns to the college having undergone postgraduate studies at RCM and served as a teaching assistant. 

’I am excited to start this new chapter, alongside continuing to perform great music wherever it takes us,’ said Sun on social media.

Emily completed her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees at the Royal College of Music.

In addition to her teaching position, Emily is busy as a touring violinist who recently joined the roster at Percius Management and has been appointed as associate artist of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra for 2023.

She has appeared with the major orchestras across Australia, Europe, the US, and China. Her solo debuts include Sydney Opera House, Wigmore Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Bridgewater Hall, Tchaikovsky Great Hall Moscow, and Seoul Arts Center. She has also performed at Buckingham Palace alongsideMaxim Vengerov in the presence of the Prince of Wales, and has performed at the Royal Palace of Brussels where Belgium’s King and Queen were present.

Also an acclaimed recording artist, Emily’s 2021 album “Nocturnes,” on ABC Classics/Universal remained No. 1 on the Classical charts for a month and was shortlisted for “Best Classical Album 2021” in the ARIA Awards. Her playing has also been broadcast on international radio stations.

Her many accolades include RCM’s Tagore Gold Medal, Australia’s 2018 ABC Young Performers Award, the 2016 Royal Overseas League Music Competition, and prizes at the Brahms, Yampolsky, and Lipizer International Violin Competitions.

Sun studied at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music with Robin Wilson and later attended RCM studying with Itzhak Rashkovsky, and Belgium’s Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth where she received her Artist Diploma under the tutelage of Augustin Dumay. Her additional mentors have included Pinchas Zukerman, Vengerov, and Ivry Gitlis.


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