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for his “revelatory” (New York Times) and “technically flawless,
poetically inspired and immensely assured playing” (Toronto Star),
pianist Jiayan Sun performs
frequently with The Cleveland Orchestra, The Hallé, Chinese and RTÉ
(Ireland) National Symphony Orchestras, Fort Worth and Toledo Symphony
Orchestras, Toronto and Aspen Concert Orchestras, collaborating with
prominent conductors such as Sir Mark Elder, Michail Jurowski, Stefan
Sanderling, Leon Fleisher, David Hayes, Thomas Crawford, and Kerry
Stratton. He has conducted the Meininger Hofkapelle from the keyboard.
His performances have been broadcast on BBC, RTÉ, China Central
Television, and classical music radio stations in North America.
addition to capturing top prizes in Leeds, Cleveland, Dublin and
Toronto International Piano Competitions, Mr. Sun has given critically
acclaimed performances as a fortepianist and harpsichordist, including
appearances with the American Classical Orchestra in Alice Tully Hall.
Other important engagements include recent appearances at the Chamber
Music Society of Lincoln Center and the Westfield Center for Historical
Keyboard Studies at the Cornell University. In 2014, he performed a
series of recitals commemorating the tricentennial of Carl Philipp
Emanuel Bach's birth, playing clavichord, harpsichord, and fortepiano.
He has studied harpsichord with Lionel Party and fortepiano with
Malcolm Bilson and Audrey Axinn.
Originally from Yantai, China,
he holds the Bachelor's and Master's degrees from The Juilliard School.
He continues his studies at Juilliard as a doctoral candidate under the
tutelage of Yoheved Kaplinsky and Stephen Hough, with additional
studies with Richard Goode and Robert Levin. Under the mentorship of
Sir András Schiff, he is invited to give multiple recitals in Europe as
part of Schiff’s "Building Bridges" project in the 2017-‘18 season. His
devotion to the art of composition led him to study with the composer
Philip Lasser. He has performed and participated in music festivals in
Aspen, Verbier, Sarasota, etc. He was recently appointed as the Iva Dee
Hiatt Visiting Artist in Piano and Lecturer of Music at Smith College.
We welcome Jiayan Sun to he first appearance in our Historical Piano Concerts series.
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