Sunshine Yuet Ching Lo

Award: Postgraduate Award

Year: 2017

Genre: Classical

Instrument/voice type: Harp

Location: Royal Academy of Music


Since childhood, Sunshine Lo has been passionate about music, especially the harp. She is currently in her Masters course, studying with Karen Vaughan at the Royal Academy of Music in London, and has recently gained her BMus with First Class Honours. She previously studied under Dan Yu, the winner of the 5th USA International Harp Competition.

As a solo harpist, Sunshine was commended in the Guy Magrath Harp Prize 2015 and Skaila Kanga Harp Prize 2016, performed in ‘Focus on Youth’ and participated in Susann McDonald’s Masterclass during the World Harp Congress 2014 in Sydney. In 2014 she was invited to perform as a soloist in the Rising Stars Asia concert of the Korean Harp Festival and also won a Gold Medal in the First Hong Kong Harp Competition in 2010.

Sunshine has performed in many orchestras in recent years, including the Royal Academy Symphony Orchestra, The Saffron Opera Group and the Hong Kong Festival Orchestra. She performed with the Manson Ensemble under the baton of Oliver Knussen. She is currently a member of the Royal Academy Harp Ensemble. Her harp quartet in Hong Kong has been invited to do an Asia premier on Paul Patterson’s piece in the World Harp Congress 2017. In addition, she joins the Open Academy (RAM outreach department) frequently in community projects, playing the harp in schools, hospitals, museums, and participating in the Irene Taylor Trust ‘Making Tracks’ project as a trainee.

Sunshine is generously supported by the Calleva Foundation Scholarship and the Help Musicians UK for her Masters course.