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by the New York Times for his “revelatory” performances, and by the
Toronto Star for his “technically flawless, poetically inspired and
immensely assured playing,” fortepianist and pianist Jiayan Sun
has performed with the Cleveland Orchestra, the Hallé Orchestra, the
Chinese and RTÉ (Ireland) National Symphony Orchestras, the Fort Worth
and Toledo Symphony Orchestras, the Toronto and Aspen Concert
Orchestras, and the Suwon Philharmonic Orchestra, and he has conducted
from the keyboard the Meiningen Court Orchestra. Under the mentorship
of Sir András Schiff, he was invited to give a number of solo recitals
in Europe as part of Schiff’s “Building Bridges” project for the
In addition to capturing major prizes in
Leeds, Cleveland, Dublin and Toronto International Piano Competitions,
Jiayan 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 performances at the Chamber Music Society of
Lincoln Center and the Westfield Center for Historical Keyboard Studies
at the Cornell University. He recently adjudicated the inaugural Sfzp International Fortepiano Competition in New York. He has studied harpsichord with Lionel Party and fortepiano with Malcolm Bilson and Audrey Axinn.
from Yantai, China, Jiayan Sun is a doctoral candidate at The Juilliard
School under the tutelage of Yoheved Kaplinsky and Stephen Hough, with
additional studies with Richard Goode and Robert Levin. As the Iva Dee
Hiatt Visiting Artist in Piano at Smith College, he is presenting
Beethoven’s complete piano sonatas chronologically in a series of eight
recitals in the 2018-2019 season.
This is Mr. Sun’s second appearance on the Historical Piano Concerts series.
For more information, please visit jiayansunpianist.com .