Jiayan Sun

Harpsichord

Jiayan Sun

Praised for his “revelatory” (New York Times) and “technically flawless, poetically inspired and Praised for his “revelatory” (New York Times) and “technically flawless, poetically inspired, and immensely assured playing” (Toronto Star), harpsichordist and pianist Jiayan Sun performs frequently with The Cleveland Orchestra, Fort Worth and Toledo symphony orchestras, Toronto and Aspen concert orchestras, and The Hallé, Chinese, and RTÉ (Ireland) National symphony orchestras, collaborating with prominent conductors such as Sir Mark Elder, Michail Jurowski, Stefan Sanderling, Leon Fleisher, David Hayes, Thomas Crawford, and Kerry Stratton. He has conducted the Meininger Hofkapelle from the keyboard. His performances have been broadcasted on BBC, RTÉ, China Central Television, and classical music radio stations in North America. In addition to capturing top prizes in the Leeds, Cleveland, Dublin, and Toronto international piano competitions, Mr. Sun has given critically acclaimed performances as a harpsichordist and fortepianist, including an appearance with the American Classical Orchestra in Alice Tully Hall. In 2014 he performed a series of recitals commemorating the tricentennial of C. P. E. Bach's birth on the clavichord, harpsichord, and fortepiano. He has studied harpsichord with Lionel Party and fortepiano with Malcolm Bilson and Audrey Axinn. From Yantai, China, he holds bachelor's and master's degrees from The Juilliard School. He continues his studies at Juilliard as a doctoral candidate under the tutelage of Yoheved Kaplinsky and Stephen Hough. He has performed and participated in music festivals in Aspen, Verbier, and Sarasota.