David Fung PIANO
OFFICIAL WEBSITE davidfung.com
Described as “stylish and articulate” in the New York Times and praised as having “undoubted talent” by the Los Angeles Times, pianist David Fung is widely recognized for playing that is elegant and refined, yet deeply poetic and intensely expressive. Mr. Fung has performed as a soloist with the world’s foremost ensembles. Recent engagements include performances with the Israel Camerata Orchestra, the 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 Royal Chamber Orchestra, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, the San Diego Symphony Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony, the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Xiamen Philharmonic Orchestra, and with all the major orchestras in his native Australia, including the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
A frequent guest artist of concert series and festivals throughout the world, Mr. Fung has performed at the Aspen Music Festival, Edinburgh International Festival, Music@Menlo, Hong Kong Arts Festival, Ravinia Festival, and at Carnegie Hall, Los Angeles’ Walt Disney Concert Hall, Wigmore Hall, Queen’s Hall, La Monnaie, the Palais des Beaux-Arts, the Zürich Tonhalle, the Glenn Gould Studio, the Sydney Opera House, the Beijing Concert Hall, the Tianjin Grand Theater, the Shanghai Oriental Art Center, Hong Kong’s City Hall, and Israel’s Heichal Hatarbut. At his Edinburgh International Festival debut, Jonas Green of the Edinburgh Guide described Mr. Fung as being “impossibly virtuosic, prodigiously talented… and probably [doing] ten more impossible things daily before breakfast.”
A winner of the most prestigious national and international awards, Mr. Fung garnered international attention as a winner of the Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition in Brussels and the Arthur Rubinstein Piano International Masters Competition in Tel Aviv, where he was further distinguished by prizes for Best Mozart Concerto and Best Performance of Chamber Music. Mr. Fung was the Grand Prize winner of Australia’s most important music prize, the ABC Symphony Australia Young Performer of the Year Award. Mr. Fung was the first pianist to graduate from the Colburn Conservatory in Los Angeles, and is the Artistic Director of the Bari International Music Festival in Bari, Italy. Mr. Fung is an official Steinway Artist.