Emily Sun

Violin Recital

Monday 26th June • 11.30am
(Doors open 10.30am for coffee)
St. Mary’s Church • Tickets: £10

Emily Sun was the Gold Medal winner of the Royal-Overseas-League Competition UK in 2016. Brought up in Sydney, Emily began playing violin at the age of 5 and is the winner of major Australian competitions including Symphony Australia Young Performer of the Year Strings Award. Whilst studying for her Bachelor and Master of Music at the Royal College of Music, London, she has won all available prizes at the College, and many international competitions.

Emily featured as the schoolgirl soloist in the acclaimed feature length documentary, Mrs Carey’s Concert. An ambitious music teacher cajoles and encourages the entire school to participate in a biennial concert at the Sydney Opera House.

It is hoped that whilst in Beaminster, Emily will meet pupils at Beaminster School to discuss the hard work needed for success, and the power, thrill and sense of achievement of a collective performance.

Emily’s programme is wonderfully varied, ranging from Schubert’s Grand Duo Sonata, already reflecting his gift for lyricism, to the dramatic Grieg Sonata No 3, heavily influenced by Norwegian folk songs. Gershwin’s themes from Porgy and Bess are arranged in a highly virtuosic finale by Frolov which shows off Emily’s astonishing talent to the full.

Emily Sun
Schubert: Sonata for Violin and Piano in G minor D408
Greig: Violin Sonata in C minor Op. 45
Gershwin arr. Frolov: Concert Fantasia on Themes from Porgy and Bess

This performance is kindly supported by The Tillett Trust.
Accompanist: Jennifer Hughes
Jennifer Hughes studied at Wells Cathedral School and the Royal College of Music and specialises as an instrumental duo partner and accompanist. Based in London, she has performed across Europe at venues including Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall, Bridgewater Hall, Oslo Opera House, St John’s Smith Square, St James’s Piccadilly and live on BBC Radio 3.
Jennifer has been awarded the Royal Over-Seas League Accompanist’s Prize amongst other prestigious prizes and is Duo Coach for the String Department at the Royal College of Music.
Mountjoy Handbell Team – 10.45am
If you are coming to Emily Sun’s violin recital, do please come early for coffee and be mesmerised and moved by these very special young people, who have trained for months to prepare for us this short concert of their handbell ringing. You will be amazed!
Sponsored by
Mrs Margie Standeven
Mrs John Poë