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Yue Sun

Yue Sun

  • Joined the Colorado Symphony at the beginning of the 2019/20 Season
  • Received a Master’s Degree from The Juilliard School and a Doctorate of Music Arts from Stony Brook University

Violinist Yue Sun joined the Colorado Symphony at the beginning of the 2019/20 Season. She received her Master’s Degree in Violin Performance from The Juilliard School and a Doctorate of Music Arts from Stony Brook University.

Chinese violinist Yue Sun has been hailed by Jiangnan City Daily for playing “fabulously and splendidly,” and by the Nanchang Daily for her ability to “fuse her passionate performance with unparalleled musical charm.” Ms. Sun was applauded as “the most shining rising star” by Modern Women in China, and “New York Lounge” of SinoVision has interviewed her and praised her for her “stringent artistic attitude and creative technical innovation.”

As a soloist, Ms. Sun has performed recitals throughout America, Europe, and Asia at prestigious venues such as Shanghai Concert Hall and the Sanders Theater at Harvard. She has also been invited to attend and perform as part of numerous music festivals, including Hotchkiss Chamber Music Festival, Music Festival of Banff Centre, Schleswig Holstein Music Festival, Kneisel Hall Chamber Music, and others. As an active orchestral violinist, Ms. Sun was selected as the concertmaster and assistant concertmaster for numerous orchestras such as the Latin GRAMMY® Award Orchestra of the Americas, the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival Orchestra, and performed at prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Konzerthaus Berlin, and National Grand Theater of China with renowned musicians such as Alan Gilbert, Christoph Eschenbach, David Geringas, Joshua Bell, James Gaffigan, Midori Goto, Ivan Fischer, Semyon Bychkov, and Valery Gergiev. Christoph Eschenbach praised her as “a rare talent of roaring flame and infectious passion.”

Ms. Sun earned her Master of Music in Violin Performance from The Juilliard School, where she studied with Ida Kavafian on full scholarship. Her Bachelor’s degrees in both psychology and violin performance are from Bard College with full scholarship. She has also worked with many artist-teachers including Arnold Steinhardt, Ani Kavafian, Luis Garcia-Renart, Weigang Li, Laurie Smuckler, Melvin Chen, Steve Tenenbom, Michael Tree, Peter Wiley, and others. As an active chamber musician, Ms. Sun has collaborated with Paul Watkins, Jennifer Frautschi, Joan Tower, Steven Mackey, and other renowned musicians. Ms. Sun is a member of DEKA String Quartet. With the quartet, she has been closely mentored by the Emerson String Quartet and David Finckel for the past half decade. In the fall, her quartet will serve as Artists-in-Residence through the SUNY Rockefeller Institute of Government.

Ms. Sun is a recent graduate from Stony Brook University with a Doctorate of Music Arts. At Stony Brook, she studied with Hagai Shaham, Philip Setzer Jennifer Frautschi, and Arnaud Sussmann. In January 2017, her DVD album “Passion” for 8 premiers of Chinese solo violin works was released and published by Shanghai Audio and Video Publishing House. Shortly after, the album was published by Shanghai Music House with the sheet music, and the CD version of the same album was distributed globally in the United States by Skillman Music in January 2018.