Fairfield University to present classical pianist
Sun was named first-prize winner at the second New York Piano Competition in June 2004, at 15 years old, in an award presented under the auspices of The Stecher and Horowitz Foundation, wherein she had the opportunity to concertize in venues up and down the East Coast.
She was born in 1989 and began studying the piano at the age of two in her native China, her first teacher being her mother, concert pianist Qi Melody He. She moved to Australia in 1995 to study with Nehama Patkin, Stephen McIntyre, and Geoffrey Tozer and to New York in 2002 to study with Phillip Kawin, the late Constance Keene, and Miyoko Lotto in the Manhattan School of Music Pre-college division as a full scholarship student. She currently studies with Jerome Lowenthal and Seymour Lipkin in the master's program as a scholarship recipient at the Juilliard School.
Sun, who has received numerous awards and scholarships, also studied conducting at LaGuardia High School and at the Manhattan School of Music Pre-college division. She has conducted the LaGuardia Symphony Orchestra, in concert, in Mozart's "Magic Flute" Overture and Mozart's "Piano Concerto" K. 414, from the piano.
The concert, part of the center's Young Artists Series, is presented in association with The Stecher and Horowitz Foundation. Admission is free and open to the public.