Emily Sun with Clemens Leske

November 3, 2019 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Ukaria Cultural Centre

Australian violinist Emily Sun is rapidly gaining international recognition as a rising soloist. She was recently named the 2018 ABC Young Performer of the Year, following her performance of the Beethoven Violin Concerto with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. She has been a prizewinner of competitions in Russia, the UK, Austria and Italy, and starred in the acclaimed documentary Mrs Carey’s Concert (2011).

She is joined by Clemens Leske (piano) to perform Beethoven’s Violin Sonata No.3, Poulenc’s Violin Sonata FP119, Gershwin’s Three Preludes (transcribed by Jascha Heifetz) and the Richard Strauss Violin Sonata in E flat major, Op.18.

Emily Sun | violin
Clemens Leske | piano


Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)

Sonata for Piano and Violin No.3 in E flat major, Op.12

I. Allegro con spirit
II. Adagio con molta espressione
III. Rondo: Allegro molto

Francis Poulenc (1899–1963)

Sonata for Violin and Piano, FP119

I. Allegro con fuoco
II. Intermezzo
III. Presto tragico


George Gershwin (1898–1937)

Three Preludes (transcribed by Jascha Heifetz)

No.1 in B flat major: Allegro ben ritmato e deciso
No.2 in C sharp minor: Andante con moto e poco rubato
No.3 in E flat minor: Allegro ben ritmato e deciso

Richard Strauss (1864–1949)

Violin Sonata in E flat major, Op.18

I. Allegro, ma non troppo
II. Improvisation: Andante cantabile
III. Finale: Andante – Allegro

Photo: John Zhang