Violinist Emily Sun wins Royal Over-Seas League Gold Medal 2016

The Australian musician is a student of Itzhak Rashkovsky at London’s Royal College of Music

June 10, 2016

Australian violinist Emily Sun was awarded the Gold Medal at the Royal Over-Seas League Music Competition final held at London’s Cadogan Hall on 1 June. A student of Itzhak Rashkovsky at the Royal College of Music, Sun performed Debussy and Wieniawski with pianist Jennifer Hughes before taking home the £10,000 prize.

Competing with Strings section winner Sun for the top award were the winners of the Keyboard, Wind & Percussion and Singers section finals – pianist Tyler Hay, saxophonist Philip Attard and baritone Henry Neill. Also performing at the event were Ensemble category winners – period string group the Consone Quartet and the Jacquin Trio – who each won £10,000.

Held annually, the ROSL solo awards are open to UK and Commonwealth citizens up to the age of 30. Gold Medal award winners since 2000 include bass-baritone Jonathan Lemalu, soprano Lucy Crowe, saxophonist Amy Dickson, and cellists John Myerscough and Pei-Sian Ng.

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Read: Finzi Quartet receives £10,000 Royal Over-Seas League prize 2010

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