Classicalia Finalist 2022

SUNNY RITTER 🎹 pianist


Austrian pianist Sunny Ritter has studied at the Musikuniversität Wien, Toronto’s RCM Taylor Academy, and the Mozarteum in Salzburg. Since her first gold medal at six years old, Sunny has triumphed at more than 25 international piano competitions in Austria, Germany, Italy, Romania, Russia, and Canada. She swept up the first prize and all special prizes at the Steinway Klavierspielwettbewerb and received the Grand Prize across all age categories at Mihaela Ursuleasa IPC. At 10, she competed at the senior level and won the top prize at Toronto’s Kiwanis Festival. Sunny made her orchestral debut in Bucharest and at Vienna’s Rathaus at eight years old. Although COVID-19 postponed her Koerner Hall debut, Sunny didn’t miss a beat. A pioneer of the lockdown-livestream, she was soon performing solo recitals like Playing from my Heart for the Heart & Stroke Foundation. The lockdowns have made her all the more grateful for live performing opportunities.