Siyu Sun is currently studying at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Professors Ronan O’Hora and Carole Presland. She previously studied in New Zealand under the tutelage of Associate Professor Rae de Lisle.
Siyu has appeared as soloist with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra and Wellington Chamber Orchestra. She has won numerous competitions, including the 2021 Guildhall Romantic Prize, Auckland Chamber Music Society Prize, and National Concerto 50th Anniversary Competition performing Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2 with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. She was recently awarded second prize in the 2021 Bromsgrove International Piano Competition, and fourth prize in the Lev Vlassenko International Competition, receiving the Best New Zealand Pianist Prize, Virtuoso Prize, and Blues Award for most Meritorious Performance in the Arts and Culture. In 2019, Siyu received second prize in the Wallace National Piano Competition and made her debut performance in the Royal Albert Hall, and Milton Court Concert Hall.
Also a passionate chamber musician, Siyu’s piano quartet was the first prize winner of the Auckland Chamber Music Society Prize, and a finalist in the Pettmann/Royal Over-Seas League Chamber Music Scholarship last year. Siyu has performed in the NZSO National Youth Orchestra on both French horn and orchestral piano.