Yutong Sun has gained international recognition by winning major prizes at many prestigious competitions, including the 2017 Van Cliburn competition, where he was a semi-finalist. Most recently, he was awarded second prize at the 19th Paloma O’Shea Santander International Competition in Spain. He also received third prize at the 62nd International Music Competition Maria Canals in Barcelona in 2016 and first prize at the 54th International Piano Competition Prize “Jaén” in 2012.
Sun made his recital debut at age 10 in Beijing and his orchestral debut with the Orchestra of Granada in Spain at age 16. He has made appearances in major venues around the world such as Salle Cortot in Paris, Palau de la Música in Barcelona, Jordan Hall in Boston, The Bolshoi Hall in Saint Peterburg, and Warsaw Philharmonic Hall. He has been soloist with several symphony orchestras including Symphony Orchestra of Galicia, City of Granada Orchestra and RTVE Symphony Orchestra in Spain, Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, Phoenix Symphony Orchestra, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, The Santander Orchestra, and the National Symphony Orchestra of Dominica Republic. In 2013, he released a recording of a recital performance on the Naxos label as part of its Laureate Series.
Currently Yutong is a student of Professors Alexander Korsantia and Dang Thai Son at New England Conservatory of Music. When not playing music, he likes to watch movies and sports.