25 year old Australian violinist Emily Sun has been awarded 1st prize at the 2017 Bromsgrove International Music Competition, in Bromsgrove, United Kingdom.
A graduate of London’s Royal College of Music, Emily is a former prize winner at the Brahms and Lipizer International Violin Competitions - and was recently awarded the Gold Medal at the 2016 Royal Overseas Leagues Music Competition, in the UK.
She will receive £6,000 (US $7,500) and a number of European performance opportunities.
Hosted annually since 1981 as part of the Bromsgrove Festival, the competition is open to outstanding young instrumentalists of any nationality aged between 18 and 25.
Previous 1st prize winners include violinists Alexander Sitkovetsky and Ilya Movchan, violist Maya Rasooly, cellists Benjamin Birtle, Jamal Alitev and Mikhail Nemstov - and double bassist Toby Hughes.
This year’s jury comprised: Edmond Fivet (Chairman), Hannah Roberts and Andrew Zolinsky.