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David Fung

 
Bio:
Praised for his “ravishing and simply gorgeous” performances in the The Washington Post, pianist David Fung is widely recognized for interpretations that are elegant and refined, yet intensely poetic and uncommonly expressive. Mr. Fung appears regularly with the world’s premier ensembles ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Praised for his “ravishing and simply gorgeous” performances in the The Washington Post, pianist David Fung is widely recognized for interpretations that are elegant and refined, yet intensely poetic and uncommonly expressive. Mr. Fung appears regularly with the world’s premier ensembles ... (read complete bio)
 

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Board members David Fung, Dora Lu and Tamio Spiegel Photo

Board members David Fung, Dora Lu and Tamio Spiegel

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02/01/2016
 

David Fung Biography

Praised for his “ravishing and simply gorgeous” performances in the The Washington Post, pianist David Fung is widely recognized for interpretations that are elegant and refined, yet intensely poetic and uncommonly expressive. Mr. Fung appears regularly with the world’s premier ensembles including the Cleveland Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, the Israel Symphony Orchestra, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, the National Orchestra of Belgium, the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, the New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, the San Diego Symphony Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony, and the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra, and with the major orchestras in Australia, including the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

Mr. Fung’s 2019-20 highlights include debuts with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Anchorage Chamber Music Festival, Ottawa ChamberFest, Seattle Town Hall, Texarkana Symphony Chamber Music Series, and Mexico’s Festival de Febrero. He performs with the Brentano Quartet at Carnegie Hall and Yale University in addition to giving solo and collaborative performances in Connecticut, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, and New York. Last season, Mr. Fung appeared with the Orpheus, Israel, and Melbourne Chamber Orchestras, the Albany, Arkansas, Marin, Sun Valley Summer, and Vallejo Symphony Orchestras, and the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie. He also performed at the Ravinia Festival, Lincoln Center’s Great Performers, the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival, and Korea’s Yeosu International Music Festival in addition to debuts with the Brussels Piano Festival and with Washington Performing Arts at the Kennedy Center.

In July 2016, Mr. Fung’s highly acclaimed debut with the Cleveland Orchestra at the Blossom Music Festival was “everything you could wish for” (Cleveland Classical), and he was further praised as an “agile and alert interpreter of Mozart’s crystalline note-spinning” (The Plain Dealer). In the following week, he performed Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini at the Beijing National Stadium for their Olympic Summer Festival. As a recitalist and chamber musician, Mr. Fung is a frequent guest artist at prestigious festivals and venues worldwide. Festival highlights include performances at the Aspen Music Festival, Blossom Music Festival, Caramoor, Edinburgh International Festival, Hong Kong Arts Festival, the Ravinia Festival, and Tippet Rise. At his Edinburgh International Festival debut, the Edinburgh Guide described Mr. Fung as being “impossibly virtuosic, prodigiously talented... and who probably does ten more impossible things daily before breakfast.”

Mr. Fung garnered international attention as a winner in two of the "top five" international piano competitions (the Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition in Brussels and the Arthur Rubinstein Piano International Masters Competition in Tel Aviv). In Tel Aviv, he was further distinguished by the Chamber Music and Mozart Prizes, awarded in areas in which Mr. Fung has a particularly passionate interest. Mr. Fung is the first piano graduate of the Colburn Conservatory in Los Angeles and is a Steinway Artist.




David Fung News

11 Programs Announced for Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival 2022 Photo 11 Programs Announced for Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival 2022
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 13, 2022

This summer’s Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival will presents 11 concerts from July 24 to August 21 – approaching its pre-pandemic scope. The 11 distinct programs in the 39th season of Long Island’s longest-running classical music festival highlight interconnections in music.

Vallejo Symphony Orchestra Announces 2022 Season Lineup Photo Vallejo Symphony Orchestra Announces 2022 Season Lineup
by Stephi Wild - Jan 24, 2022

Vallejo Symphony Orchestra has announced its 2022 season, Beethoven: Higher Revelation.

Conductor Donato Cabrera Announces 2021-2022 Concert Season Photo Conductor Donato Cabrera Announces 2021-2022 Concert Season
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 14, 2021

As Music Director of both orchestras, Cabrera's programming showcases a personalized and integrated vision, highlighting diversity and celebrating the return to live performances. California Symphony's new season furthers its promise to present innovative programming, exciting guest artists, and music by living composers, women, and composers of color including Jessie Montgomery, Marianna Martines, Katherine Balch, George Walker, and Viet Cuong.

Bryant Park Picnic Performances to Present An Evening with New York Chinese Cultural  Photo Bryant Park Picnic Performances to Present An Evening with New York Chinese Cultural Center
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 16, 2021

Bryant Park Picnic Performances' season of free, live performances will continue on Friday, June 25 at 7pm with an evening of exciting multi-genre artistic programming courtesy of the New York Chinese Cultural Center.

Weezer's Performance With Los Angeles Philharmonic and YOLA Added to SOUND/STAGE Seri Photo Weezer's Performance With Los Angeles Philharmonic and YOLA Added to SOUND/STAGE Series
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 2, 2021

Los Angeles-based Weezer’s performance with members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and YOLA (Youth Orchestra Los Angeles), the band’s first time performing with an orchestra, has been added to LA Phil Media’s Sound/Stage series and is set for release on June 11, 2021.

LA Phil and Classical KUSC Radio Announce 2021 Broadcast Series Photo LA Phil and Classical KUSC Radio Announce 2021 Broadcast Series
by Stephi Wild - Jun 2, 2021

The 13-concert series, hosted by KUSC’s Brian Lauritzen, features audio recordings from both seasons of the LA Phil’s online collection of concerts and conversations, Sound/Stage, as well as hand-picked selections of previously broadcast performances.

Adrienne Warren, NY Philharmonic & More Announced for Bryant Park Picnic Performances Photo Adrienne Warren, NY Philharmonic & More Announced for Bryant Park Picnic Performances 2021 Summer Lineup
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 19, 2021

Bryant Park Corporation has announced the current programming schedule for its summer performing arts series, Picnic Performances, featuring artists including Adrienne Warren, the New York Philharmonic, Mykal Kilgore, New York City Opera and many more! 

LA Phil Media Launches Second Season Of SOUND/STAGE Photo LA Phil Media Launches Second Season Of SOUND/STAGE
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 23, 2021

The Los Angeles Philharmonic today announced the details of the second season of Sound/Stage, beginning Friday, March 5, 2021, with new episodes released through June 25, 2021.

Steinway Announces Results of Largest Virtual Piano Competition in History Photo Steinway Announces Results of Largest Virtual Piano Competition in History
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 1, 2020

Steinway & Sons has announced the winners of the inaugural Steinway Virtual Piano Competition, an unprecedented opportunity for young pianists to showcase their skills and compete for national recognition and cash prizes.

Ricky Ian Gordon, Eisa Davis & More Join A NEW DAWN Live Streamed Concert Photo Ricky Ian Gordon, Eisa Davis & More Join A NEW DAWN Live Streamed Concert
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 12, 2020

Following Living Room Music's successful first concert event presented by The American Opera Project, co-curators mezzo-soprano Blythe Gaissert, composer Laura Kaminsky and baritone Michael Kelly announce their second event called 'A New Dawn', to be presented on Sunday, May 17th at 7pm EST.