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St. Michael’s to host pianist for recital

By Staff | Dec 13, 2019

PHOTO PROVIDED Pianist Qilin Sun will perform on Dec. 27 at St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church.

St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church will present pianist Qilin Sun in a piano concert on Dec. 27 at 7 p.m. as part of the church’s “Nourishment for Body, Mind and Spirit” lecture and concert series.

Sun will perform on the church’s new Steinway grand piano, a gift of the late Bob Ingraham and his wife, June. The concert is free and open to the public.

Sun made her orchestral debut at age 11, playing Mozart’s “Piano Concerto No. 23, K. 488” with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. Since then, she has performed in various venues throughout Asia, Europe and North America. Sun has also received a number of awards and accolades, including first in the Xing Hai Cup National Youth Piano Competition in Beijing, second in the China Wen Hua Award National Piano Competition and first in the 5th Asian Piano Competition in Hong Kong.

Her recent concert highlights include the opening gala concert with the Chengdu Orchestra in the City Concert Hall in China and recitals at Alice Tully Hall of Lincoln Center, Royal Dublin Society of Ireland, Runekerk in the Netherlands, Imperial Palace of Goslar in Germany, Grand Hall of Sichuan Conservatory of Music in China, Aspen Chapel in Colorado, Chateau of Fontainebleau in France, Studzinski Hall of Bowdoin College, Paul Hall, Morse Hall, and the Peter J. Sharp Theater of The Juilliard School, along with other venues throughout New York City.

Sun is a member of the Altezza Piano Trio. Having been promoted by The Juilliard School’s Honors Chamber Music Program, the trio made its recital debut at Alice Tully Hall and is quickly establishing itself as an exciting and promising ensemble in New York City. In addition, as a member of The New Juilliard Ensemble, Sun premiered several new works playing the piano and celesta in Alice Tully Hall.

Born in Sichuan, China, Sun started playing the piano at age 3. After completing her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at The Juilliard School in 2018, she was accepted by The Juilliard School for the Doctor of Musical Arts degree. She is a C.V. Starr doctoral fellow under the tutelage of Yoheved Kaplinsky and Matti Raekallio.

For more information, call 239-472-2173 or visit saintmichaels-sanibel.org.

St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church is at 2304 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel.