Matinée Musicale Cincinnati presents Zlatomir Fung
2019 International Tchaikovsky Competition Cello Division First Prize Winner in recital.
The first American in four 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 already has proven to be a star among the next generation of world-class musicians. His impeccable technique demonstrates a mastery of the canon and exceptional insight into the depths of contemporary repertoire. Last season, Fung performed with orchestra and in recital in all corners of North America. As a chamber musician, he performs internationally. A winner of the 2017 Young Concert Artists International Auditions and the 2017 Astral National Auditions, Fung also has taken prizes at many international competitions. He was selected as a 2016 U.S. Presidential Scholar for the Arts and awarded the 2016 Landgrave von Hesse Prize at the Kronberg Academy Cello Masterclasses. Playing since age three, Fung currently studies at The Juilliard School. He has been featured on NPR’s Performance Today and has appeared on From the Top six times.
“[Fung] showed a mastery of his instrument that was truly a thing to behold…He executed his pure talent, maneuvering the strings with exquisite control as he created his own musical mosaic.”