Zlatomir Fung

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About

American cellist Zlatomir Fung, of Bulgarian-Chinese parentage, recently captured First Prize at the XVI International Tchaikovsky Competition. He also won First Prize at the 2018 Alice & Eleonore Schoenfeld International String Competition. Zlatomir began his studies of the cello at the age of three. He was the first prize winner at the 2016 George Enescu International Cello Competition, the 2015 Johansen International Competition for Young String Players, the 2014 Stulberg International String Competition, and the 2014 Irving Klein International Competition. He was selected as a 2016 U.S. Presidential Scholar for the Arts and was awarded the 2016 Landgrave von Hesse Prize at the Kronberg Academy Cello Masterclasses. He is a winner of the 2017 Astral National Auditions and the 2017 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, and a top prize winner at the 2018 Paulo International Cello Competition.

He is a regular member of the Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players for their 2018-2019 season, and has been featured on NPR’s radio show From the Top six times, as well as on Performance Today. 

Zlatomir has been a soloist with the George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra, the Ann Arbor Symphony, the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, the Santa Cruz Symphony, the Boston Pops, the Lausanne Sinfonietta, the Grand Rapids Symphony, the State Philharmonic of Sibiu, and the New England Philharmonic, among others.

Zlatomir has studied at Ravinia's Steans Music Institute, the Heifetz International Music Institute, MusicAlp, and the Aspen Music Festival and School. 

Outside of music, Zlatomir enjoys philosophy, filmmaking, and chess. His teachers have included Julie Albers,  Emmanuel Feldman, and Nancy Hair. Currently, he is studying at The Juilliard School with Richard Aaron and Timothy Eddy, where he is a proud recipient of the Kovner Fellowship.

 

Updated in June 2019

PRESS RELEASE

Winners announced at Tchaikovsky Competition

Sergey Dogadin and Zlatomir Fung take the violin and cello crowns in Moscow and St Petersburg

PC: Matt Dine

PC: Matt Dine

HOW SMALLTOWN AMERICA RAISED A TCHAIKOVSKY WINNER

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ZLATOMIR fUNG WINS 2018 Schoenfeld Competition

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ZLATOMIR WINS 2017 YOUNG CONCERT ARTISTS!

Interview from String MAGAZINE

In October of 2012, I met a kind woman at the reception of one of my performances in Boston, who invited me to give a concert at her home in January...

PC: Tchaikovsky Competition

BREAKING | VC Young Artist Zlatomir Fung Awarded 1st Prize at Tchaikovsky International Cello Comp

Skip the Repeat with Kai Talim: Zlatomir Fung

Zlatomir Fung is a big time cinema fan. Zlatomir and Kai discuss his upbringing…

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Young ARTIST OF THE WEEK 

Zlatomir Fung, 17 – Enescu International Cello Comp 1st Prize Winner

zLATOMIR WINS 2017 aSTRAL aRTISTS! 

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The Moscow Time

Musicians To Watch: Winners of the Tchaikovsky Competition

Review:Vallejo Symphony orchestra

The 17-year-old cellist showed a mastery of his instrument that was truly a thing to behold...

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Classical music news on the violin channel

VC Rising Star Zlatomir Fung has been awarded 1st prize at the 2016 George Enescu International Cello Competition, in Romania...

Ozcat Radio 89.5 FM KZCT

Interview as a guest artist with Vallejo Symphony Orchestra music director Marc Taddei...