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David Fung

David Fung

David Fung is an Australian concert pianist who performs with orchestras including the Israel Philharmonic, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, the San Diego Symphony and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

David Fung piano 

Praised as having "undoubted talent" by the Los Angeles Times and described as being "impossibly virtuosic" by the Edinburgh Guide, young Australian pianist David Fung continues to impress audiences with his pure poetry, artistry, and elegance. David has performed with leading orchestras around the globe, including the Israel Philharmonic, the Israel Camerata, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, the Melbourne Symphony, the Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa of Japan, the Queensland Orchestra, the San Diego Symphony, and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.  He has also been invited to give recitals at international festivals such as the Aspen Music Festival, Goslar Festival (Germany), Der Internationaler Klaviersommer (Germany), Music@Menlo, the Sarasota Music Festival, and the 2006 Edinburgh International Festival Queen's Hall Series, where Fung was acclaimed as being "prodigiously talented... and probably [doing] ten more impossible things daily before breakfast," by Jonas Green in the Edinburgh Guide.

In 2008, David was a top prizewinner at the 12th Arthur Rubinstein Piano International Masters Competition in Tel Aviv, where he was awarded the Prize for Best Classical Concerto, and Best Performance of Chamber Music. He won 2nd Prize and the Audience Prize in the 3rd Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition, and was the grand prizewinner of the 2002 ABC Symphony Australia Young Performer of the Year Award. In 2007, Mr. Fung was honored by the City of Los Angeles for his contribution to the cultural life of the city, and was recently named the recipient of the Charles S. Miller Prize awarded to an outstanding pianist by the Yale University. 

After departing the University of New South Wales medical school in 2003, David began studies at the Colburn Conservatory in Los Angeles with John Perry.  David holds a Bachelor of Music and Artist's Diploma from the Colburn Conservatory, and a Master of Music at the Yale University.  Mr. Fung has also worked closely with world-class pianists such as Emanuel Ax, Boris Berman, Alfred Brendel, Yefim Bronfman, Leon Fleisher, Claude Frank, Peter Frankl, Andràs Schiff, and Arie Vardi.

David has made two solo albums with Yarlung Records and has so far collaborated on two additional Yarlung titles, Dialoghi and Inner World. Yarlung released David's first U.S. album in 2005, which included works by Liszt and Ravel. David has also recorded the complete violin and piano works of American composer Lawrence Dillon, with violinist Danielle Belen, which Naxos released in 2011. 

Mr. Fung has been featured in many radio and television programs by the Australia Broadcasting Corporation Television and Radio (ABC), Sydney's Special Broadcasting Services Television and Radio (SBS), the UK's BBC 3, Radio Scotland, Aspen's KAJX, Los Angeles' KMozart and KUSC, the "Music of Friends" series with the Radio and Television Hong Kong (RTHK4), the Israel Broadcasting Authority, Israel's "Voice of Music" radio station, MEZZO (Europe), and Cleveland's WCLV 104.9 FM.

Mr. Fung's fascination with other art forms has led him to explore relationships between visual art and music with audiences. He has presented music in tandem with exhibitions at numerous galleries and art spaces, including the Art Gallery of New South Wales. A champion of contemporary music, Mr. Fung has premiered and recorded numerous new works of living composers, and has also performed with contemporary music ensembles such as eighth blackbird and New Music New Haven. A strong communicator, and an advocate for music education, Mr. Fung presents a series of masterclasses and lecture-recitals at the Galleria Nazionale della Puglia in Italy, as well as masterclasses in the United States and Australia. In 2010 his lectures in Italy featured Schubert's keyboard works, and early performance practice in the works of Mozart. David is currently pursuing doctoral studies at Yale University. David Fung is a Steinway Artist.

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