Opera on the River 2023 Headliner
Sunday, July 30, 2023
Lowell Park, Stillwater, MN
Andrew Sun (OOTR 2023)
Minneapolis-based pianist Andrew Sun enjoys a varied career as a performing artist and arts administrator. Currently Executive Manager at Minnesota Opera, he was previously a Resident Artist with the same company for two seasons. Sun has served on the coaching staff of Berkshire Opera Festival and Manhattan School of Music. He is also an alum of the Merola Opera Program and Music Academy of the West, where he won the 2018 Marilyn Horne Song Competition with mezzo-soprano Kelsey Lauritano. Their winners' recital tour featured the world premiere of Without Music by Ricky Ian Gordon and included performances in New York City, Chicago, Santa Barbara, and London, UK. Sun has also performed on Carnegie Hall’s Neighborhood Concerts series. In 2012, he performed the radio broadcast premiere of the then newly-discovered Albumblatt by Johannes Brahms, for which he is cited in the Bärenreiter edition. Other performance highlights include vocal masterclasses with Sir Thomas Allen, Stephanie Blythe, Thomas Hampson, and Jane Eaglen. Andrew Sun holds degrees from New York University and Manhattan School of Music.