Violinist and Educator Coco Ziyao Sun has performed as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestra musician at top international venues. She recently won second prize in the Hellam Young Artist’s Competition, and third prize of the American Virtuoso International Music Competition. She won the Golden Bell competition at age 9. A prizewinner of Pearl & Julius Young Music Competition.
Ms. Sun brings both passion and nuanced depth to her performances. Ms. Sun began studying violin at the age of four. She trained as a professional musician from a young age and went to the Middle School of the Central Conservatory in 2009. Ms. Sun holds both Bachelor and Master’s degree fromThe Juilliard School study with Catherine Cho and Joel Smirnoff. She is currently studying with violinist Pinchas Zukerman at the Manhattan School of Music. She has performed at venues both in the United States and abroad, including Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie Hall, Severance Hall, National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing, and ZhongShan Concert Hall.
Ms. Sun spends her summers immersed in chamber music at the Meadowmount school of music, Aspen School of Music, Kneisel Hall, Taos School of Music. As an active violinist, Ms. Sun has had the opportunity to work with leading figures in world classical music, including Marin Alsop, David Chan, Peter Oundjian, and Long Yu. As an Orchestra Musician, she is the substitute of China Philharmonic, China NCPA Orchestra, and the New World Symphony. In 2019 she became the Fellow of the Montclair Orchestra. She is also the Concertmaster of the New York String Orchestra Seminar 2019 under Maestro Jamie Laredo. Ms. Sun started her teaching six years ago. She is the resident faculty member of Rococo music. Her students got admitted to the pre-college program of the Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, Mannes School of Music, and Central Conservatory of Music. Her students recently won the first prize of the Vivo International competition and Charleston Competition.