Wednesday January 16th 7.30 pm
Emily Sun (violin) Caterina Grewe (piano)
Mozart: Violin sonata in E minor K304
Franck: Violin sonata in A
Admission free with retiring collection. No tickets issued beforehand
Australian violinist Emily Sun is rapidly gaining international recognition as a rising soloist. She was recently named the 2018 ABC Australian Young Performer of the Year. She was awarded the Gold Medal and named Commonwealth Musician of the Year at the 2016 Royal Overseas League Music Competition UK. She is a prizewinner in many international competitions and was selected as a Young Concert Artist for The Tillett Trust and Making Music UK. Emily studied at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and since 2011 has studied at the Royal College of Music with Itzhak Rashkovsky, graduating Bachelor of Music and Masters of Music with First Class Honours, and Artist Diploma. She is currently Artist-in-Residence at Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth Belgium, mentored by Augustin Dumay.
German-Japanese Pianist Caterina Grewe, born in Tokyo, has performed to great critical acclaim throughout the world. She has won numerous prizes at world-renowned piano competitions such as third prize at the Maria Canals International Piano Competition in Barcelona and the Dublin International Piano Competition where she was a finalist and prize winner in 2015. Other prizes include First Prize at the 2010 Lagny-Sur-Marne International Piano Competition in Paris, First Prize at the Norah Sande Award in Eastbourne in 2010, First Prize at the 2011 Mayenne International Piano Competition in France, and First Prize at the 2014 Rhodes International Piano Competition in Greece. She studied at the Hamburg Conservatory, at the Chetham's School of Music and completed her studies at the Royal College of Music in 2013 where she graduated with distinction. She now teaches at the Purcell School and at St Paul's School.