Mei-Ting Sun was the first prize winner of the 7th National Chopin Piano Competition in 2005 and the first International Piano-e-Competition in 2002. Named one of the Musicians of the Year 1996 by the Village Voice at age 15, the now 24-year-old pianist has performed in many of New York's concert halls, including Alice Tully Hall, where his performance of Ravel's Concerto in G was praised by The New York Times as a "stunningly fluid reading."
Mr. Sun has been featured several times on WQXR Classical Radio as part of the "Young Artist Showcase" program and on NPR as part of the "Performance Today" program. He has been heard in recital in much of the U.S., Japan, China, France, Spain and Italy. Recent appearances include concert tours of Spain, China and Japan, concerto engagements with the Richmond and Winnipeg Symphonies, the National Spanish Orchestra, the Macau Orchestra, and the Hong Kong Sinfonietta. Currently he is embarking upon a twenty concert-tour of the U.S. and abroad sponsored by the Chopin Foundation of the United States.
Mr. Sun is also highly involved in education and outreach of classical music, where his newest efforts at whitekeys.com has garnered major press attention shortly after its grand-opening, and his professional website, meiting.com, has become a major tour-de-force and a model for other musician's websites.
A native of Shanghai, Mr. Sun arrived in New York at the age of 9, and entered the Professional Children's School and the Mannes College of Music, where he studied Ear Training with Marie Powers, Theory with Robert Cuckson, and Piano with Edward Aldwell. He has since received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the Mannes College of Music, studying with Edward Aldwell. Currently he is a C. V. Starr Doctoral Fellow at the Juilliard School, studying with Robert McDonald.