Wednesday 17 February 2016
ROSL Success for Emily Sun
Royal College of Music violinist Emily Sun has triumphed in the Strings final of the 2016 Royal Over-Seas League Music Competition. Emily, who studies with Itzhak Rashkovsky, follows in the footsteps of RCM harpist Juliana Myslov, who won the Strings final in 2015.
The category final featured five outstanding instrumentalists, including former RCM Junior Department violinist Stephanie Childress and prizewinning violist and RCM alumna Annie Bielby, who now plays with the Cavaleri Quartet.
Emily’s winning performance comes shortly after her selection for this year’s Tillett Trust Young Artists Platform, which includes a recital at Wigmore Hall. Emily, a Dasha Shenkman Scholar supported by the Big Give Award, now goes forward to compete for the Gold Medal in the Royal Over-Seas League Music Competition.
ROSL ARTS is the arts division of the Royal Over-Seas League, and for over 50 years has developed a diverse portfolio of arts activities in Music, Visual Arts and Literature, devoted to the career development of talented young professional artists and musicians from the UK and the Commonwealth. Recent RCM winners include saxophonist Huw Wiggin (2014) and baritone Morgan Pearse (2013).