Yue Sun


New York, NY
3 Played at 3 groupmuses!

Yue Sun



Chinese violinist Yue Sun is a multiple prize winner of Hong Kong International String Competition, Jiangxi Annual Violin Competition and Jiangxi Chamber Music Competition in China. As a soloist, she has performed recitals throughout America, Europe and Asia at famous venues (i.e. Shanghai Concert Hall, the Sanders Theater at Harvard). She has also been invited to attend and perform as part of numerous music festivals, such as Hotchkiss Chamber Music Festival, Music Festival of Banff Center, Schleswig Holstein Music Festival, and Kneisel Hall Chamber Music etc.. As an active orchestral violinist, she was selected as the concertmaster and assistant concertmaster for the numerous orchestras (i.e. the Youth Orchestra of the Americas, the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival Orchestra) and performed at prestigious venues (i.e. Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Konzerthaus Berlin and National Grand Theater of China) with renowned musicians such as Alan Gilbert, Christoph Eschenbach, David Geringas, Joshua Bell, James Gaffigan, Midori Goto, Ivan Fischer,, Semyon Bychkov, and Valery Gergiev etc..

Ms. Sun earned her Master’s degree in violin performance from The Juilliard School, where she studied with Ida Kavafian on full scholarship. Her Bachelor’s degrees in both psychology and violin performance are from Bard College with full scholarship. She has also worked with many artist-teachers including Arnold Steinhardt, Ani Kavafian, Luis Garcia-Renart, Weigang Li, Laurie Smuckler, Melvin Chen, Steve Tenenbom, Michael Tree, Peter Wiley, and others. As an active chamber musician, Ms. Sun has been coached by members of the Tokyo String Quartet, Shanghai String Quartet, and Emerson String Quartet etc.. She has collaborated chamber music with Paul Watkins, Jennifer Frautschi and other renowned musicians, and performed in “Music alive!” concert series which featured music by living composers and directed by Joan Tower, with whom she studied composition.

Ms. Sun is currently a candidate of Doctor of Music Arts at Stony Brook University with Hagai Shaham, Phillip Setzer Jennifer Frautschi, and Arnuaud Sussmann. In January 2017, her DVD album “Passion” for 8 premiers of Chinese solo violin works was released and published by Shanghai Audio and Video Publishing House, and soon, CD version of this album will be released globally by Skillman Music in New York.


*This is the list of classical pieces that Ms. Sun have performed at advanced level.

Solo Repertoire:

Etudes: Wieniawski caprice 3, Paganini 5,7,8,9,10,16,18,19,20,21,22,23
Unaccompanied pieces: Bach Partita no.1, 2, 3 and Sonata no.1, Ysaye violin sonata no.3
Sonatas for Violin and Piano: Mozaro K 301, K545, Beethoven no. 3, 5, 7, Faure, Sain Saens no. 1 and Poulenc, etc.
Concert Pieces: Zigeunerweisen, Havanaise, Tzigane, etc.
Concerto: Bruch Concerto no.1, Bruch Scottish Fantasy Dvorak, Glazunov, Lalo, Mozart no.2 ,4 & 5, Mendelssohn, Sibelius, Saint Seans no.3, Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev no.1. Wieniawski no.2, Vieuxtemps no.4 & 5.
Contemporary: George Tsontakis's “Unforgettable” Concerto for Two Violins, Luigi allapiccola”s Tartiniana Seconda

Chamber Repertoire:

Piano quartet No. 2 in E flat major
Due for Violin and Viola K424 in B flat Major
Clarinet string quintet in A major
Piano trio No. 5 in G major
String quartet No. 51 in G major, Op. 64, No. 4,
String quartet no. 25 in C major, Op. 20, No. 2
String quartet No. 64 in D major, Op. 76, No. 5
String quartet No. 27 in D major, Op. 20, No. 4
String quartet '7 Last Words of Jesus Christ'
String quartet No. 1 in F major, Op. 18, No. 1
String quartet No. 2 in G major, Op. 18, No. 2
String quartet No. 7 in F major, Op. 59, No. 1, "Rasumovsky"
String quartet No. 11 in F minor, Op. 95, "Serioso"
Piano Trio “Ghost”
Piano trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 49
String quartet no.3 in D major, Op.44, No.1
String octet E flat major, Op. 20
Brahms Horn trio in E flat major, Op. 40
Tchaikovsky String quartet No. 1 in D major, Op. 11
Smetana String quartet No. 1 in E minor, "From my life"
Shostakovich String quartet No. 8 in C minor, Op. 110 1
Stravinsky L'histoire du soldat
Schnittke Piano quintet

Ms. Sun also played many contemporary chamber music, like John Cage, John Tower, etc.


Past groupmuses (3)

  • Outdoors

    S.K.U Garden

    Sunday, Oct 8, 2017 2:30 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: soho
    • Composers: Saint-Saëns, Wang
    • Instruments: Viola, Violin, Violin, Cello
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 6 years ago

  • Groupmuse on September 28th

    Thursday, Sep 28, 2017 7:30 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Carroll Gardens
    • Composers: Saint-Saëns
    • Instruments: String Quartet
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 6 years ago

  • String Quartet with Afternoon Tea (Masala Chai)

    Sunday, Sep 24, 2017 2:30 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Gowanus
    • Composers: Saint-Saëns, Wang
    • Instruments: Violin, Violin, Cello, Piano
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 6 years ago