The first American in three decades and youngest musician ever to win First Prize at the International Tchaikovsky Competition Cello Division, Zlatomir Fung is poised to become one of the preeminent cellists of our time. Astounding audiences with his boundless virtuosity and exquisite sensitivity, the 20-year-old has already proven himself to be a star among the next generation of world-class musicians. Fung's impeccable technique demonstrates a mastery of the canon and an exceptional insight into the depths of contemporary repertoire.
In the 2019-2020 season, Fung performs with orchestra and in recital in all corners of North America. He returns to the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra, and debuts with Asheville and Aiken Symphony Orchestras, Plymouth Philharmonic, and Symphony Pro Musica in Hudson, Massachusetts. He performs at Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall in a joint recital with fellow Tchaikovsky Competition winners in October, following a recital at Friends of Music in Sleepy Hollow, NY. Other recitals include Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York, Wengler Center for the Arts at Pepperdine University in Malibu, Syrinx Concerts in Toronto, The Embassy Series in Washington DC, Salon de Virtuosi and Bulgarian Concert Evenings in New York City, Chamber on the Mountain in Ojai, Evergreen Museum & Library in Baltimore, and Mainly Mozart in Coral Gables. At the Artist Series of Sarasota, Fung will perform the complete works for cello and piano by Beethoven.
Watch Zlatomir's final round at the
XVI International Tchaikovsky Competition:
Fall Concert Highlights:
August 19 – September 1
Recitals and chamber music concerts at Musique de Chambre à Giverny
Solo Bach recital at the Zürcher Gallery
September 29 – October 3
IMS Prussia Cove Autumn Tour Wigmore Hall ▪ Minack Theatre ▪ Cedars Hall West Road Concert Hall ▪ Champs Hill
Ann Arbor Symphony
Carnegie Hall Bulgarian Concert Evenings in New York Opening Night Gala
Recital in Sleepy Hollow, NY Presented by Friends of Music
Carnegie Hall Tchaikovsky Competition Winners' Recital