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Qilin Sun    Piano

Hailed by The Irish Times as a brilliant performer with “unfettered enthusiasm,” pianist Qilin Sun is having a rising career as both a soloist and a collaborative musician. She was the first prize winner of the most recent 2021 Golden Bell Music Award in China, and is the unprecedented youngest piano professor in the Sichuan Conservatory of Music.

Ms. Sun made her debut with orchestra at age eleven, playing Mozart Piano Concerto K.488 with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. Since then, she has performed in various venues throughout Asia, Europe and North America. After winning the most prestigious music award in China, The Golden Bell Music Award, she embarked on a recital tour throughout the major cities of China. Her recent highlights include performances with the Shanghai Symphonic Orchestra, Guangzhou Symphonic Orchestra, and the opening gala concert with the Chengdu Orchestra and Sichuan Conservatory Philharmonic Orchestra in City Concert Hall in China. In addition, she has made her appearance in Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, Royal Dublin Society of Ireland, Ruïnekerk in Netherlands, Imperial Palace of Goslar in Germany, Aspen Chapel in Colorado, Chateau of Fontainebleau in France, Studzinski Hall of Bowdoin College, Juilliard School’s Paul Hall, Morse Hall and The Peter J. Sharp Theater, along with other various venues throughout New York City. 

Ms. Sun has also been invited to participate in music festivals worldwide including the Aspen International Music Festival, Bowdoin International Music Festival, Fontainebleau Summer Music Program, Goslar International Concert Working Weeks, and Mozarteum International Summer Academy.

As an enthusiastic collaborative musician, Ms. Sun is currently a member of the Altezza Piano Trio. Having been promoted by The Juilliard School’s Honors Chamber Music Program, the trio made its recital debut at Alice Tully Hall and is quickly establishing itself as an exciting and promising ensemble in the New York City.  In addition, Ms. Sun premiered several new works on the piano and celesta in Alice Tully Hall as a member of The New Juilliard Ensemble.

Born in Sichuan, China, Ms. Sun started playing piano at the age of three. She completed her Bachelor and Master’s degrees at the Juilliard School in 2018, and was accepted again as the only Asian candidate that year to pursue a Doctor of Musical Arts degree (DMA), the most prestigious program at the school.  She is currently a C.V. Starr Doctoral Fellow under the tutelage of Yoheved Kaplinsky.

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Education & Teaching Experience 


The Juilliard School (BM, MM, DMA)​


  • Piano Professor at The Piano Department of Sichuan Conservatory of Music

  • Faculty Assistant of Piano Department of The Juilliard School

  • Teaching Fellow of Keyboard Studies Department of The Juilliard School

  • Teaching Fellow of Music Theory Department of The Juilliard School

  • Teaching Fellow of Music History Department of The Juilliard School

  • Music Advancement Program (MAP) Fellow of The Juilliard School

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Prokofiev Piano Concerto in C major No.3

Prokofiev Piano Concerto in C major No.3

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Beethoven sonata in E-flat major op.7

Beethoven sonata in E-flat major op.7

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Schubert "Wanderer Fantasy"

Schubert "Wanderer Fantasy"

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Schoenfield Cafe Music

Schoenfield Cafe Music

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  • Qilin Sun's Debut Recital at Carnegie's Weill Hall
    Jan 20, 8:00 PM
    New York, 154 W 57th St, New York, NY 10019, USA
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