(adjacent to the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts)
8585 Ojai-Santa Paula Rd. (in Upper Ojai)
Ojai, CA 93023 Detailed map and directions
Meet the Artist!
Reception will follow the performance.
General Admission $25.00
Zlatomir Fung, Cellist
Photo by Matt Dine
First Prize, 2017 Young Concert Artists International Auditions
Alexander Kasza-Kasser Prize
Rhoda Walker Teagle Concert Prize
Slomovic Soloist Prize
Buffalo Chamber Music Society Prize
Embassy Series Prize
Lied Center of Kansas Prize
Paramount Theater Prize
Sunday Musicale Prize
2017 Astral National Auditions
2016 Presidential Scholar for the Arts
First Prize, George Enescu International Cello Competition (Romania)
First Prize, Irving Klein International Competition
THE BALTIMORE SUN: "Zlatomir Fung brought a rich, warm tone, impeccable intonation, appreciation for dynamic
shading and thoughtful phrasing to the Schumann Cello Concerto (with the Baltimore
BENICIA HERALD (California): "In the Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 1 with the Vallejo Symphony Orchestra, Fung
showed a mastery of his instrument that was truly a thing to behold. He was lost in the magic
of the music, maneuvering the strings with exquisite control as he created his own musical
—PERFORMING ARTS MONTEREY BAY: "The Saint-Saëns concerto demands technically flawless execution, and here Fung delivered
hands down. This was a spectacular performance."
Cellist Zlatomir Fung has appeared as soloist with the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, Boston Pops, Santa Cruz Symphony, Ann Arbor Symphony, Grand Rapids Symphony and the New England Philharmonic. Abroad, he has been heard with Romania’s State Philharmonic of Sibiu, the George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra in Budapest, and the Lausanne Sinfonietta in Switzerland.
Mr. Fung has also participated at Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute, the Heifetz International Music Institute in Virginia and the Aspen Music Festival. He is a regular member of the Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players in New York, and has been featured on NPR’s radio show “From the Top” six times, as well as on “Performance Today.”
As a First Prize Winner of the 2017 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, Mr. Fung makes his debuts in the Young Concert Artists Series in at Merkin Concert Hall and in Washington, DC at the Kennedy Center during the 2018-2019 season. He also won numerous special prizes at the YCA Auditions: the Rhoda Walker Teagle Concert Prize, which will sponsor his New York debut, the Alexander Kasza-Kasser Concert Prize, which sponsors his Kennedy Center debut, the Buffalo Chamber Music Society Prize, the Embassy Series Prize in Washington D.C., the Friends of Music Concerts Prize in Sleepy Hollow, NY, the Paramount Theatre Prize in Vermont, the Lied Center of Kansas Prize, the Sunday Musicale Prize in New Jersey, and the Slomovic Prize for sponsorship of an Orchestra Partnership Project concerto engagement.
Mr. Fung was a 2016 Presidential Scholar for the Arts, and won the 2017 Astral National Auditions as well as First Prizes at the George Enescu International Cello Competition in Romania, the Johansen International Competition for Young String Players, the Stulberg International String Competition, and the Irving Klein International Competition.
Mr. Fung currently studies at The Juilliard School with Richard Aaron and Timothy Eddy, where he is a recipient of the Kovner Fellowship. He has also studied with Julie Albers, Emmanuel Feldman, and Nancy Hair. Outside of music, he enjoys philosophy and cinema, and plays chess competitively.