Jiayan Sun | Performances
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.
Jiayan Sun,pianist
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Performances

2018

May

Recital “Three Weimar Masters” commemorating the bicentennial of Duke Karl Alexander of Weimar at Schloss Ettersburgm in Weimar, Germany

 

March

Four-city recital tour “Reflection on Sonatas” in Europe, as part of Sir András Schiff’s “Building Bridges” project.

March 4: Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium

March 7: Maison de France, Boris Vian Saal, Berlin, Germany

March 8: Deutschen Literaturarchivs Marbach, Humboldt-Saal, Marbach am Neckar, Germany

March 10: Kartause Ittingen Remise, Stiftung Kartause Ittingen, Switzerland

 

February

Recital “Reflection on Sonatas” at Sweeney Concert Hall, Smith College, MA

 

 

2017

December

Recital “Reflection on Sonatas in the Twentieth Century and Beyond” at The Juilliard School

 

October

Recital with Ignacy Gaydamovich, cellist, on a Streicher piano made in 1871 at the The Frederick Collection of Historic Pianos in Ashburnham, MA

 

July

Participation at Klavier-Festival Ruhr in Essen, Germany, and Gstaad Menuhin Festival in Switzerland

 

January

Performance of Mozart Concertos K. 41 and K. 107 No. 2 with American Classical Orchestra conducted by Thomas Crawford at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, New York

 

Recital with an all-Busoni program in tribute to Ferruccio Busoni, commemorating the sesquicentennial of his birth at the Juilliard School

 

 

 

2016

October

Performance of Brahms Concerto No. 1 with Suwon Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Daejin Kim at Yongin Samsung Concert Hall, South Korea

 

August-September

Seven-city recital tour in China: Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing, Oriental Arts Center in Shanghai, concert halls in Shenyang, Wuhan, Changsha, Xiamen, and Yantai

 

June

Performance of Brahms Concerto No. 1 with Sichuan Conservatory Orchestra conducted by Qiyuan Zhu at Sichuan Conservatory Grand Concert Hall, China

 

April

Recitals at Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, La Jolla, CA, and Natalie L. Haslam Music Center, University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN

 

February

Recital at The Depot Theater, Garrison, NY

 

 

2015

September

Performance of Beethoven Concerto No. 5, Op. 73, on a piano modeled after Johann Fritz, ca. 1812, with American Classical Orchestra conducted by Thomas Crawford at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, New York

 

August

Recital at Forte / Piano: A Festival Celebrating Pianos in History, at The Westfield Center for Historical Keyboard Studies, Cornell University, NY

 

July

Performance of Mozart Concerto K. 466, conducting Meininger Hofkapelle from the keyboard in Meininger Staatstheater, Germany

 

April

Recital in tribute to C. P. E. Bach at the Schare Recital Hall, Rutgers University, NJ, performing an all-C. P. E. Bach program on clavichord and fortepiano

 

February

Performance of Liszt Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 with Chagrin Falls Studio Orchestra conducted by Steven Eva at Chagrin Falls Little Theater, OH

 

Recital at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido, CA

 

January

Recital at the La Jolla Music Society, CA

Recital at the South Orange Performing Arts Center, NJ

 

 

2014

December

Recital at The Juilliard School in tribute to C. P. E. Bach celebrating the tricentennial of his birth, performing an all-C. P. E. Bach program on clavichord, harpsichord, and fortepiano

 

September

Performance of Tchaikovsky Concerto No. 1 with Toledo Symphony Orchestra conducted by Stefan Sanderling at Toledo Museum of Art, OH

 

August

Performance at the gala concert for the Cleveland International Piano Competition, Gartner Auditorium at the Cleveland Museum of Art, OH

 

June

Recital in concert series “Music and Brain” at German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases, Bonn, Germany

 

May

Participation in Transatlantic Project – Juilliard-Cologne Conservatory Exchange with concerts in Bonn and Cologne, Germany, and Montepulciano, Italy

 

March

Recital at Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Knoxville, TN

 

February

Recital at Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto, ON, Canada

Performance of Tchaikovsky Concerto No. 1 with Chagrin Falls Studio Orchestra conducted by Steven Eva at Chagrin Falls Little Theater, OH

 

 

2013

December/October

Recital of Beethoven’s last three piano sonatas on fortepianos modeled after Conrad Graf at Cornell University/The Juilliard School

 

August

Performance of Tchaikovsky Concerto No. 1 with The Cleveland Orchestra conducted by Stefan Sanderling at Severance Hall, Cleveland

Solo Performances in Gartner Auditorium at the Cleveland Museum of Art

 

July

Performances at Aspen Chapel and Aspen Physics Center

 

May

Performance of Beethoven Concerto No. 5 with The Brantford Symphony Orchestra conducted by Philip Sarabura at Sanderson Center, Brantford, ON, Canada

 

April

Performance of Prokofiev Concerto No. 3 with The Orchestra of Opera North conducted by Michail Jurowski at Leeds Town Hall, UK

 

March

Recital at Basalt Regional Library, CO

 

 

2012

December

Organized and performed in a series of two recitals in tribute to Claude Debussy (commemorating 150th anniversary of his birth) at The Juilliard School

 

September

Performance of Prokofiev Concerto No. 2 with The Hallé conducted by Sir Mark Elder at Leeds Town Hall, UK, broadcasted by BBC

Solo Performance at the Great Hall of Leeds University, UK

 

July

Recital at Basalt Regional Library, CO

 

June

Performance of Beethoven Concerto No. 4 with Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra conducted by Leon Fleisher in Ed Landreth Auditorium, TCU, TX

 

May

Performance of Tchaikovsky Concerto No. 1 with RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra conducted by James Cavanagh at National Concert Hall, Dublin, Ireland, Broadcasted by RTÉ

Solo Performance at National Concert Hall and Royal Dublin Society, Dublin, Ireland

 

April

Recital at YAMAHA Salon in New York

 

March

Performance at YAMAHA Salon in Tokyo, Japan as one of the two representatives from The Juilliard School

 

 

2011

December

Organized and performed in a harpsichord concert in tribute to harpsichordist Lionel Party at The Juilliard School

 

June

Performance of Beethoven Concerto No. 1 with Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra conducted by Leon Fleisher in Ed Landreth Auditorium, TCU, TX

 

May

Performance of Tchaikovsky Concerto No. 1 with Artosphere Festival Orchestra conducted by David Hayes at Walton Arts Center, Fayetteville, AR

 

 

2010

November

Performance of Prokofiev Concerto No. 2 with Toronto Concert Orchestra conducted by Kerry Stratton at Royal Conservatory’s Koerner Hall in Toronto, ON, Canada

 

 

2009

November

Organized and performed in an all-Furtwängler concert in tribute to German conductor and composer Wilhelm Furtwängler at The Juilliard School