Master of Music (Banhu Performance),
China Conservatory of Music, China
Bachelor of Arts (Erhu),
Central Conservatory of Music, China
Sun Tat has won many accolades and prizes when he was a student at the Central Conservatory of Music in China. He was the only overseas student with a government scholarship from China since the 1970s.
He began performing in Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan at the age of 7 and was often invited to appear on television. At the age of 8, he was already the erhu solo with the Hong Kong Children’s Choir on their performing tour to the United States. He shared the stage with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra in the same year at a fund-raising concert held at the Hong Kong Coliseum, and his performance won him the acclaim as a ‘child prodigy’. These were followed by many more honours and top positions at international erhu competitions held in China and Taiwan, making him the only contestant from Hong Kong to have won a position in the top three in such international events.
Sun Tat has given solo recitals in Hong Kong and Beijing, which were telecasted on CCTVB. He has also given concerts in the United States, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan and Singapore, and has appeared in the International Arts Festival of Taiwan, Macao Arts Festival, Hong Kong Arts Festival, Singapore Arts Festival and the Copenhagen Arts Festival.
The orchestras he has performed with include Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Singapore Chinese Orchestra, Macao Chinese Orchestra, National Chinese Orchestra of Taiwan, and Taipei Chinese Orchestra among others. He has performed under the baton of Yan Huichang, Tsung Yeh, Chen Zuohuang, Qu Chunquan, Wang Yongji, Hu Bingxiu, Yoshikazu Fukumura and Kenneth Schermerhorn. He has two solo albums to date.