28 November 2018
Beethoven Sonata in D Major Op. 10 No. 3
Ravel Miroirs No.1 "Noctuelles"
Rachmaninoff Etudes-Tableaux Op.33
Twenty-one year old Siyu Sun began piano studies at the age of four, and is currently studying with Associate Professor Rae de Lisle at The University of Auckland.
Siyu was the fourth prize winner of the 2017 Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition in Brisbane, where she won the Chung Foundation Award for Best New Zealand Pianist as well as the Graeme Russell Virtuoso Prize. Earlier last year, she was awarded first prize in the National Concerto Competition, and second prize in the Wallace National Piano Competition. Siyu has also appeared as soloist with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, Wellington Chamber Orchestra, University of Auckland Symphony Orchestra, and Christchurch Youth Orchestra. She is the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra’s Haydn Staples Piano Scholar for 2018.
Siyu was awarded the 2018 Blues Award for Most Meritorious Performance in the Arts and Culture, Alice Cole Piano Scholarship, Wilhelm Penseler Scholarship in Music, the Janetta Prize for Pianists, the Lions Club of Te Awamutu Scholarship and the Corboy Cup for the most outstanding competitor in Piano.
Also a passionate chamber musician, Siyu’s piano quartet was the first prize winner of the Auckland Chamber Music Society Prize, and a finalist in the Pettmann/Royal Over-Seas League Chamber Music Scholarship last year. Siyu has performed in the NZSO National Youth Orchestra on both French horn and orchestral piano.
Doors open 7.00pm | Recital commences 7.30pm
TICKETS: General Admission: $30 | Student: $10
Includes a complimentary glass of wine & nibbles