Co-Director of the International Music Performance Exchange program
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MM, Manhattan School of Music
Pei Sun started his piano education at age six. At the age of twelve, he was admitted to the Central Conservatory of Music Middle School in Beijing where he studied with Jianqin Fan and Yiming Pan. Mr. Sun received his Bachelor of Music from Aaron Copland School of Music and Masters of Music degrees from Manhattan School of Music where he studied with Morey Ritt, Constance Keene and Solomon Mikowsky. He also studied with other eminent artists such as George Pappastavorro, Arkady Aronov and Lydia Bugosluvsky. As a winner of numerous awards at competitions held in China and U.S, he has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician in concert halls including Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, Beijing Forbidden City Concert Hall, Beijing Concert Hall, Guangzhou People’s Theater and Shandong Theater. Mr. Sun holds many master classes in Shandong, Guangdong and Zhejiang in China, and his students win top honors at many national and international competitions. Mr. Sun was an Associate Piano Professor at China Conservatory of Music in Beijing from 2004 to 2016. Besides teaching, Mr. Sun frequently judged international competitions such as “The First Asia-Pacific International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition” in Korea, “The Fourth Steinway National Youth Piano Competition” in China and “The Third Goodway International Youth Piano Competition” in China. Since 2008, Mr. Sun has been a member of the faculty at Summit Music Festival, New York where he teaches both piano and chamber music. He is a cofounder and Chief Inspector of Goodway National Piano Competition in Hangzhou, China. In 2015, he co-founded and became a co-director of the International Music Performance Exchange program of The Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College. Mr. Sun is also serves as a recruitment officer for the music school.