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Sun Keting | Artist
Sun Keting is a London-based Chinese composer and artist. Her recent works focus on performance arts and instrumental sound exploration combining Eastern cultural, spiritual and philosophical elements. In 2018, she curated The Scent of Sound concert featuring new music based on folk music elements, cross-culture and cross-arts. Later on, she was selected to join LSO's Soundhub Composer Scheme 18/19 and had the privilege of being mentored by Rolf Hind. She is also a composer-in-residence of both CAN(Chinese Arts Now) and Tangram. This year she will attend the Creative Dialogue Exchange course in Finland guided by the Finnish cellist Anssi Karttunen and the Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho.
Sun's music has been performed in the UK, Europe and Asia. She has composed music for the London Symphony Orchestra, the CHROMA Ensemble, The Manson Ensemble, Tritium Trio, The CoMA Ensemble, The Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra and The National Chinese Orchestra Taiwan. She has collaborated on projects with The Wellcome Collection, The Bristol School of Animation and Leeds Lieder Festival as well as established artists such as Paul Morley, Huw Watkins, Liam Byrne, Huang Xiao and Michael Foyle.
Since 2018, she has started a doctorate at the Royal Academy of Music under the mentorship of Helen Grime and supervised by Sir Harrison Birtwistle, Hans Abrahamsen, Anna Thorvaldsdottir and Christopher Austin. She completed her MMus degree at the RAM in 2018 and received Distinction Degree and the Pullen Memorial Prize. In 2016, Sun pursued her bachelor’s degree in composition at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music under the tutelage of Mingwu Yin.