Kun is a legendary violinist, conductor and pedagogue.
He has been described as ‘a great artist’ (Le Monde), as having ‘undoubted power’ (The Times), as ‘establishing an increasingly high profile on the Western concert scene’ (New York Times/International Herald Tribune), and as ‘one of the most individual string players to burst onto the scene... the finest of the younger generation of violinists’ (The Strad).
Kun gained his first soloist post at the age of thirteen in the Chinese Radio Symphony. He was the first mainland Chinese violinist ever to establish a solo career on the international stage after winning Fifth Prize at the Sibelius Violin Competition at just seventeen years old.
He became the late Yehudi Menuhin’s only private student, winning more international competitions and major recording contracts and performing with world’s leading orchestras. Kun has taking up conducting under the guidance of Sir Colin Davis and founded his own orchestra Hu Kun and Friends in London.
Kun currently enjoys touring as a conductor, teaching at the Royal Academy of Music, chairing and serving as a jury member at the world’s major violin competitions and building bridges between East and West. There have also been a number of films and TV documentaries about his pioneering musical career.
Image Credit: Floriane Hu