Violinist Emily Sun has won the Grand Final of the Royal Over-Seas League (ROSL) Annual Music Competition, which took place at Cadogan Hall, London on Wednesday 1 June.
Sun's winning performance included Debussy’s Sonata for Violin and Piano in G minor and Polish Romantic composer Henryk Wieniawski’s Fantaisie brilliante sur des motifs de l’Opera Faust de Gounod. Runners-up for the ROSL Gold Medal were pianist Tyler Hay, saxophonist Philip Attard and baritone Henry Neill. The event also included performances from the Consone Quartet and the Jacquin Trio, winners of the Ensemble sections of the competition from this year.
The competition officially began in 1952 with a first prize of £10, and now awards over £70,000 to solo performers, accompanists and chamber ensembles every year. It aims to develop the careers of talented young musicians from across the UK, with past winners forming an impressive alumni.
Sun, who was educated in Australia, will be performing with previous ROSL competition winners at the ROSL ‘Music & More’ programme of classical concerts at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.