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Yutong Sun to Play at Boston University
Jaén International Piano
Boston, MA – Boston University College of Fine Arts (CFA) is proud to welcome guest pianist Yutong Sun to Tsai Performance Center on September 26. The sixteen year old Chinese pianist was the first prize winner of the 54th International Jaén Piano Competition in Spain, one of the world’s oldest and most established piano competitions. As part of his award, Yutong Sun had the opportunity to play with “Ciudad de Granada Orchestra,” as well as embark on this world tour, performing at Boston University, three venues in Andalusia, and a final concert in Jaén.
Yutong Sun Piano Recital
Wednesday, September 26, 8:00pm
Tsai Performance Center
Free and Open to the Public
György Ligeti: Etude No. 13 L’escalier du diable
Robert Schumann: Symphonic Etude Op. 13
Modest Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition
“Yutong is exceptional, artistic, and unusual, even when judged by the high standards of this prestigious competition,” says Boaz Sharon, Piano Department Chair and Professor of Piano at Boston University’s College of Fine Arts. “As a judge of the Jaén International Piano Competition this past summer, I was exhilarated by Yutong’s talent, and invited this young pianist from Beijing to share his music with Boston University, and the Greater Boston community.”
Before winning the Jaén International Piano Competition, Yutong Sun was a Diploma Winner of the 6th Moscow International Frederic Chopin Competition for Young Pianists. As a student at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, Yutong Sun won second prize in both the 7th International Competition of Young Pianists in St. Petersburg, Russia, and the Intermediate Group of the VIII International Competition for Young Pianists in Memory of Vladimir Horowitz, where he received the Marian Rybicki Prize to play a concert in Cortot Hall in Paris.
Founded in 1839, Boston University is an internationally recognized private research university with more than 30,000 students participating in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. BU consists of 17 colleges and schools along with a number of multi-disciplinary centers and institutes which are central to the school’s research and teaching mission. The Boston University College of Fine Arts was created in 1954 to bring together the School of Music, the School of Theatre, and the School of Visual Arts. The University’s vision was to create a community of artists in a conservatory-style school offering professional training in the arts to both undergraduate and graduate students, complemented by a liberal arts curriculum for undergraduate students. Since those early days, education at the College of Fine Arts has begun on the BU campus and extended into the city of Boston, a rich center of cultural, artistic and intellectual activity.
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