Born:  Sydney
Studied:   Sydney, London, Belgium
Likes:   Art, ocean, wine
Dislikes :Grey weather, city traffic, coriander

How does it feel to have been named Young Performer of the Year?

I’m obviously delighted, but also very humbled by the whole thing, to be given this title, given the list of impressive other people who have won in the past.

How did you feel about your finals performance at the time?

I honestly just had such a great time, because I haven’t played with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra in the Opera House before – I’ve played with them in the Sydney Festival in the Domain in 2011 – so I was just happy to have the experience. I really treated it like a concert, like a performance – I wasn’t thinking at all that it was a competition.

Emily Sun, Rising Star Violinist Emily Sun

What do you think this will mean for your career moving forward?

I think this prize will definitely have a big impact on my career, just because of all the performing opportunities. It’s had incredible exposure...