- Instrument: Bassoon
While completing his bachelor’s degree at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Australian-born Justin Sun participated in the Sydney Symphony’s Sinfonia and Fellowship programmes. He was the principal bassoon of the Australian Youth Orchestra and has performed as guest principal with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra. He is currently on trial for the position of Principal Bassoon with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Aarhus Symphony Orchestra.
In September 2016 he moved to London to begin postgraduate study at the RCM as a Mike Rimmer, Neville Wathen and Charles Herbert Currey Memorial Scholar, and shortly after his arrival was named the Nora Goodridge Emerging Artist of 2016 by the Australian Music Foundation. In early 2017 Justin competed in the annual Royal Overseas League Competition and was awarded both the Sussex Prize for Best Woodwind Performance, and the Tait Memorial Scholarship for an Outstanding Australian Musician.
Musicians’ Company Prize: Maisie Lewis Prize 2018
Page Updated: May 2018