"Technically flawless, poetically inspired
and immensely assured" - Toronto Star
"bristling, incisive" - New York Times
"jawdropping brilliance, mercurial command
of the keyboard and the kaleidoscopic colours"
- Gazette & Observer
“Technically flawless, poetically inspired and immensely assured playing,” the Toronto Star praised Jiayan Sun, who has performed worldwide in venues such as Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York, Severance Hall in Cleveland, National Concert Hall in Dublin and Beethoven-Haus in Bonn, collaborating with many distinguished conductors such as Michail Jurowski, Sir Mark Elder, Stefan Sanderling, Leon Fleisher and prestigious orchestras including The Cleveland Orchestra, The Hallé, Chinese National, RTÉ National, Fort Worth, and Toledo Symphony Orchestras. His performances have been broadcasted on BBC, RTÉ, China Central Television and classical music radio stations in North America. He was awarded First Prize in the inaugural CCC Toronto International Piano Competition, Third Prize in the Leeds International Piano Competition, Second Prize in the Dublin International Piano Competition, and Fourth prize and audience prize in Cleveland International Piano Competition. Born in 1990 in Yantai, Shandong Province, China, Mr. Sun moved to the U.S. in 2006. He has earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from The Juilliard School, and continues his studies as a C. V. Starr Doctoral Fellow under the tutelage of Dr. Yoheved Kaplinsky and Stephen Hough. An accomplished performer on early keyboard instruments, he is also a devoted composer. (As of 12/2014)