In 1971, she received the title “State Artist” from the Turkish government. She was also awarded “Chevalier dans l’ordre National du Merite” by the Government of France. In 1996 she received the Sevda Cenap And Foundation Golden Medal, a prize offered to the distinctive performers and artists of classical music in Turkey. In 1997, the book “Suna Kan: The Violin Heartfeltly Played” by Müşerref Hekimoğlu was published by the same foundation.
During her career, she played with giants like Yehudi Menuhin, André Navarra and Pierre Fournier and received great acclaim for her interpretations from these masters.
In her interpretations, Suna Kan combines perfection and balance in a lucid manner that remains far from ostentation. A pioneer in interpreting the works of Turkish symphonic composers written for violin, she played Necil Kazim Akses’, Ahmed Adnan Saygun’s and Ulvi Cemal Erkin’s “Violin Concerto”s.