Born in China, raised in Australia and New York City, pianist Hannah Sun is a passionate soloist, chamber musician, composer-improviser, teacher, and poet; profoundly connecting with diverse audiences through combined creative forms. Hannah performs in concert halls as well as hospitals, churches, senior communities, schools, shelters, and correctional facilities. She dedicates her life to sharing her talents for the glory of God.

Hannah Sun earned her Master and Bachelor of Music degrees at The Juilliard School working with Seymour Lipkin and Jerome Lowenthal. Her love of music blossomed from an early age when she began studying with her mother, concert pianist Melody Qi He. In Australia, Hannah continued lessons with Stephen McIntyre, Nehama Patkin, and Geoffrey Tozer, and subsequently presented recitals and concerto performances in Melbourne, Sydney, Cairns, and Perth. Moving to New York City as a teenager, she studied with Phillip Kawin, Constance Keene, and Miyoko Lotto at the Manhattan School of Music Preparatory Division in New York.

She was named First Prize Winner in the New York Piano Competition in 2004, presented under the auspices of The Stecher and Horowitz Foundation. Every year following the competition, the foundation has enabled Hannah to perform all around the East Coast, most notably as soloist with The Manhattan Chamber Orchestra at New York’s Trinity Church and the Manhattan Chamber Players, with appearances in the documentary Beyond the Practice Room on PBS, and on the McGraw-Hill Young Artists Showcase hosted by Robert Sherman on New York’s classical music station WQXR. Other awards include First Prize at Long Island Conservatory’s International Music Competition, and 5 Towns Music and Art Young Musician Competition, Silver Award from the National YoungArts Foundation, and Third Prize at the Kosciuszko Foundation’s Chopin Piano Competition. She has also appeared as soloist with the Orchestra of Southern Utah, Southern Utah University Symphony Orchestra, and the Corda Spirita Chamber Orchestra in Queensland, Australia.

Hannah’s zeal for chamber music has taken her to the American Conservatory at Fontainebleau, France, International Academy of Music in St. Petersburg, Russia, and three summers at the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival in Maine. As a devoted teacher, she has conducted workshops on improvisation, songwriting, and ensemble playing at the Kneisel Hall-Blue Hill: Together in Music community outreach program, and at the Li Song Piano School in Dongguan, China. In New York City, she teaches at Avenues: The World School and nurtures her own private piano studio. She is also involved with Shining Light Prison Ministries, a Gospel and Performing Arts initiative that shares hope with the incarcerated.