Young Concert Artists recently announced Cellist Zlatomir Fung as the winner of the Schoenfeld International String Competition through an official release.

“Fung was also awarded the competition’s sole special performance engagement prize, a concert with Poland’s Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra, presented by 2018 jury member Grzegorz Kotow from Liu Kotow Artist Management. This year’s competition took place in Harbin, China. Zlatomir Fung, Winner of the 2017 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, will make his New York and Washington DC debuts in the Young Concert Artists Series during the 2018-19 season. Originally from Oregon, he is now a New York resident, about to enter his second year at The Juilliard School as a full Kovner Fellowship student of Richard Aaron and Timothy Eddy,” says the release.

Zlatomir Fung will also perform the Bloch Schelomo with Orchestra Iowa this season, and give recitals for the Cosmos Club, the Hopkins Center, the Port Washington (NY) Library, the Aaron Copland School of Music/Queens College, the Jewish Community Alliance, Colgate University, Patrons for Young Artists in Poughkeepsie, NY, Salon de Virtuosi, Tryon Concerts and Chamber on the Mountain in Washington State.

As per the release, 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 Bucharest, and the Lausanne Sinfonietta in Switzerland.

“As a First Prize Winner of the 2017 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, Mr. Fung makes his recital debuts in the 2018-19 Young Concert Artists Series at Merkin Concert Hall and in Washington, DC at the Kennedy Center. He also won special performance prizes from 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,” says the release.

Born in 1999 of Bulgarian-Chinese heritage, Fung’s family moved from Oregon to the Boston area so that he could attend the New England Conservatory Preparatory School. He currently studies at The Juilliard School.

Photo of Cellist Zlatomir Fung by Matt Dine. Courtesy: Young Concert Artists, Inc.