“Three words to describe my experience with Cayuga Chamber Orchestra: beautiful, warm, and positive. What can be better than playing music with people you care about and who care about you?”
Chinese violinist Yue Sun is a multiple prize winner of the Hong Kong International String Competition, Jiangxi Annual Violin Competition and Jiangxi Chamber Music Competition in China. She has performed solo recitals and as part of an ensemble throughout America, Europe and Asia. She has also been invited to numerous music festivals including Hotchkiss Chamber Music Festival, Great Wall Music Festival, Music Festival of Banff Center, Schleswig Holstein Music Festival, Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival and Bowdoin Music Festival. She was selected to be concertmaster and assistant concertmaster for the Youth Orchestra of Shanghai, the Youth Orchestra of the Americas, and the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival Orchestra which enabled her to perform at prestigious venues, such as Carnegie Hall, Konzerthaus Berlin and National Grand Theater of China, and with renowned musicians and conductors including Alan Gilbert, Benjamin Zander, Carlos Miguel Prieto, Christoph von Dohnanyi, Christoph Eschenbach, Christopher Hogwood, Joshua Bell, Julian Rachlin, Midori Goto, Ivan Fischer, Valery Gergiev, and Vladimir Jurowski.
Born in Nanchang in China’s Jiangxi province, Ms. Sun began her violin studies at the age of nine with Professor Zhongbo Huang, and later worked with Chenxing Huang and Qing Zheng at the Middle School of the Shanghai Conservatory. She studied both Violin Performance and Psychology at Bard College, receiving both Bachelor of Arts and Music degrees. Subsequently, Ms. Sun attended The Juilliard School on full scholarship where she studied with Ida Kavafian. After receiving her Master’s degree from Juilliard she began pursuing a D.M.A. at Stony Brook University. Ms. Sun has been taught/coached by Hagai Shaham, Jennifer Frautschi, Arnuaud Sussman, Arnold Steinhardt, and members of the Tokyo, Ying, and Shanghai String Quartets. She has also studied composition with Joan Tower.
Her DVD album “Passion” which includes the premier of eight Chinese solo violin works was released and published by Shanghai Audio and Video Publishing House in 2017.