Qilin Sun    Piano


Hailed by Irish Times as a brilliant performer with “unfettered enthusiasm”, pianist Qilin Sun develops herself as both a soloist and a collaborative musician. She had her first public performance with an orchestra at age 11 playing Mozart Piano Concerto K.488 with Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. Since then, she started performing in various venues throughout Asia, Europe and North America. She has also received a number of awards and accolades including the first prize in the Xing Hai Cup National Youth Piano Competition in Beijing, second Prize in China Wen Hua Award National Piano Competition, and first prize in the 5th Asian Piano Competition in Hong Kong.

Her recent concert highlights include the opening gala concert with Sichuan Chengdu Orchestra in the City Concert Hall in China, and recitals at Alice Tully Hall of Lincoln Center, Royal Dublin Society of Ireland, Ruïnekerk in Netherlands, Imperial Palace of Goslar in Germany, Grand Hall of Sichuan Conservatory of Music in China, Aspen Chapel in Colorado, Chateau of Fontainebleau in France, Studzinski Hall of Bowdoin College, Paul Hall, Morse Hall and The Peter J. Sharp Theater of Juilliard School along with other various venues throughout New York City.

As an enthusiastic collaborative musician, Ms. Sun is currently a member of the Altezza Piano Trio. The trio has been promoted by The Juilliard School’s Honors Chamber Music Program and is quickly establishing itself as an exciting and promising ensemble in the New York City area.  In addition, Ms. Sun is also a member of The New Juilliard Ensemble, which has premiered and performed several new works in Alice Tully Hall.

Born in Sichuan, China, Ms. Sun started playing the piano at the age of three. She completed her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at The Juilliard School, and continues to study there as a C.V. Starr fellow of the prestigious Doctor of Musical Arts ( DMA ) program. She is currently under the tutelage of Yoheved Kaplinsky and Matti Raekallio. 



Education & Teaching Experience 

The Juilliard School (BM, MM, DMA)
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 No.3 in C Major

Prokofiev Piano Concerto No.3 in C Major

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Schubert "Wanderer Fantasy"

Schubert "Wanderer Fantasy"

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Liszt Sonata in B minor

Liszt Sonata in B minor

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Schoenfield Cafe Music

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Upcoming Events

  • Doctoral Recital @ Juilliard
    Thu, Apr 16
    Paul Hall, The Juilliard School
    Apr 16, 2020, 8:00 PM
    Paul Hall, The Juilliard School , 60 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023, USA
    Mozart Sonata for Two Pianos in D major K.448 Brahms Variations on a Theme by Haydn for Two Pianos Op. 56b Rachmaninoff Suite No.2 in C minor for Two Pianos Op. 17 Stravinsky Petrushka for Two Pianos
  • Juilliard Focus Festival Featuring Women Composers
    Tue, Jan 28
    Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Lincoln Cente
    Jan 28, 2020, 7:30 PM
    Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Lincoln Cente, 155 W 65th St, New York, NY 10023, USA
    Florence Price (US, 1887-1953) Piano Sonata (1932)
  • Chamberfest 2020
    Wed, Jan 15
    Alice Tully Hall
    Jan 15, 2020, 1:00 PM
    Alice Tully Hall, 1941 Broadway at, W 65th St, New York, NY 10023, USA
    Steve Reich Double Sextet
  • Qilin Sun- Piano Solo Recital
    Fri, Dec 27
    Sanibel Island
    Dec 27, 2019, 7:00 PM
    Sanibel Island , Saint Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church 2304 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957
    Piano works by D. Scarlatti, Schubert, Chopin & Ravel.


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