China I Age 26
Yutong Sun, a native of Tianjin, China, is currently studying with Alexander Korsantia and Dang Thai Son at the New England Conservatory. He has gained international recognition by winning prizes at prestigious competitions, including placing in three in Spain: Santander (second), Canals (third), and Jaén (first). He returns to Fort Worth this year after competing in the 2017 Cliburn Competition.
Yutong’s formative studies began at the Central Conservatory of Music Middle School in Beijing under Hua Chang. He made his recital debut at age 10 in Beijing and his orchestra debut with the Orchestra of Granada in Spain at age 16. He has since made appearances in major venues around the world, such as the Salle Cortot in Paris, Palau de la Música in Barcelona, Jordan Hall in Boston, and Bolshoi Hall in St. Peterburg.
He has performed with the Quiroga Quartet and been soloist with major orchestras, including the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine; Symphony Orchestra of Galicia, City of Granada Orchestra, and RTVE Symphony Orchestra in Spain; St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra; and Phoenix and Fort Worth Symphony Orchestras.
In 2013, he released a recital recording as part of the Laureate Series on the Naxos label.
HANDEL Chaconne in G Major, HWV 435
HOUGH Fanfare Toccata
LIGETI Etude No. 13 “L’escalier du diable”
BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 31 in A-flat Major, op. 110
VINE Five Bagatelles
CHOPIN Fantasy in F Minor, op. 49
BACH–BUSONI Chaconne in D Minor, BWV 1004
Semifinal Round – Recital
ALBÉNIZ “Corpus Christi en Sevilla” from Iberia, Book I
CHOPIN Polonaise in F-sharp Minor, op. 44
LYATOSHYNSKY Prelude, op. 44, no. 4
LYATOSHYNSKY Prelude, op. 38, no. 3
PROKOFIEV Sonata No. 8 in B-flat Major, op. 84
Semifinal Round – Mozart concerto
MOZART Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor, K. 466
Final Round – Concerto I
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major, op. 73
Final Round – Concerto II
PROKOFIEV Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major, op. 26