Pianist Andrew Sun joins the Resident Artist Program at Minnesota Opera for the 2018-19 season. A sought-after collaborative pianist and vocal coach, Mr. Sun has previously served on the coaching staff at Manhattan School of Music, was an apprentice coach at the Merola Opera Program in 2017, and a fellow at the Music Academy of the West for three summers. Mr. Sun was recently named winner of the 2018 Marilyn Horne Song Competition along with mezzo-soprano Kelsey Lauritano. Their winning recital tour in spring 2019 features the world premiere of a song cycle by Ricky Ian Gordon and includes performances in New York, Chicago, Santa Barbara, and London. In 2016, Mr. Sun performed on Carnegie Hall’s Neighborhood Concerts series and participated in “The Song Continues,” a week-long series of masterclasses and recitals in Weill Recital Hall and Zankel Hall. 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. Mr. Sun holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from New York University and a Professional Studies Certificate from Manhattan School of Music. His teachers include Warren Jones, Eduardus Halim, and Grant Wenaus.