Silver medal winner at the 2021 Washington International Piano Competition, Jiao Sun was born in Harbin, China and grew up in Beijing, where she was admitted to the Central Conservatory of Music at age nine as the first prize winner. She debuted with orchestra at age eleven. By age twelve, she gave her recital debut and won the prestigious Chinese “Chengxian Fu” national scholarship. Same year, she became a semifinalist at the Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition for Young Musicians after won 1st place at the Chinese “Golden Bell” National Piano Competition for Young Musicians and 2nd prize at the Russian “A Step Towards Mastery” International Piano Competition. Sun has also won 1st prize at the 2019 Memphis Repertory Orchestra International Concerto Competition, 1st and 2nd prizes at the Chautauqua Piano Competitions, 1st prize at the CCM (College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati) Concerto Competition, 3rd prize at the Ohio “Tuesday” Musical Scholarship Piano Competition, and 3rd prize at the Beijing “Rising Star” Piano Competition.
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