Saturday, February 20, 2021

Naomi Sun | 2nd Prize | Strings | 6th Edition | ENKOR Int'l Music Competition


Naomi Sun, 16 years old, studies harp with renowned teachers Linda Wood Rollo and Douglas Rioth. She is the principal harpist of the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra and Saratoga Symphony. 

Since 2017, Naomi has toured with the San Jose Youth Symphony Philharmonic Orchestra throughout Europe, with the Silicon Valley Youth Harp Ensemble at the Hong Kong World Harp Congress and South California National Harp Conference, and with the Golden State Youth Orchestra in Europe and Russia. 

Other notable performances include the Handel Harp Concerto with the United States Navy Band as the Solo Competition Grand Prize winner in 2019, the Dubois Fantasie Harp Concerto with Saratoga Symphony in 2020, and the Dittersdorf Concerto with SJYS in 2017. She won Grand Prize Scholarship Award in 2020 and performed at Carnegie Hall as a Grand Prize winner in 2019 and a Gold Prize winner in 2018 of the National League of Performing Arts Young Artists Showcase Competition/International Young Artists Competition. Naomi is the top prize winner of the United States International Music Competition, NLPA Competition, ENKOR International music competition, and Jr. Bach Festival in both marimba and harp. She won the Gold Prize in the Yvonne La Mothe Schwager Harp Competition in 2015 and played 1st Harp for the 2020 California All-State Symphony Orchestra. She has been named a 2021 National YoungArts Foundation Merit Winner in Classical Music Harp. 

Naomi also studies percussion/marimba with renowned teacher Anthony J. Cirone and Tammy Chen. She was the 1st Place Young Artist Award winner of USIMC in marimba category in 2019. Her favorite is playing marimba duets with her sister, Fiona Sun, and performing together in new places. Their duet won the chamber music top prize of USIMC and NLPA, and they were invited to perform in 2017, 2019 and 2020 Jr. Bach Festival and 2019 NLPA Chamber Music Competition winner concert at Carnegie Hall.

Etude de Concert Op. 193, Felix Godefroid, 4:54,; Fire Dance, David Watkins, 2:29,