Boston-based pianist April Sun enjoys a multi-faceted musical life as a performer, educator, and arts organizer who values curiosity, sincerity, and fun in her work/play. An avid chamber musician who relishes playing both modern and historical pianos, she co-founded the Meadowlark Trio and performs with a diverse array of small ensembles, including Phoenix and the Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra. Committed to helping communities forge meaningful relationships with music, April serves as Co-Executive Director of Music for Food--a nonprofit that uses music to generate funds for food pantries--volunteers with Asian Musical Voices of America, and spent two years as an Artist in Residence as part of Judson Park's Intergenerational Living Initiative. She also teaches piano and chamber music at Brookline Music School and works as an accompanist at both New England Conservatory and Boston University. April holds a D.M.A. in collaborative piano, an M.M. in piano performance, a certificate in pedagogy, and the Bennett Levine Chamber Music Award, from the Cleveland Institute of Music. Concurrent with her time at CIM, she studied fortepiano in Case Western Reserve University's Historical Performance Practice Program. She has spent summers at Centre D'Arts Orford, Toronto Summer Music Festival, Avaloch Farm Music Residency, and Caroga Lake Music Festival. Her many incredible mentors have included Daniel Shapiro, Anita Pontremoli, Paul Barnes, Kim Kashkashian, Peter Salaff, Hyeyung Yoon, Francesca Brittan, and Susan McClary.

April was born and raised in Bozeman, MT, and lived in GA, SD, NE, and OH before moving to MA, where she is surrounded by people and other animals she adores. Away from the piano, she fills time with stories, bikes, strong beverages, and hikes.

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