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. A top prizewinner in two of the “big five” international piano competitions (the Queen Elisabeth in Brussels and the Arthur Rubinstein in Tel Aviv), Mr. Fung has appeared as guest soloist with all the major orchestras in his native Australia, including the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, and internationally with such ensembles as 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 Royal Chamber Orchestra of Wallonia, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, the San Diego Symphony Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony, and the Xiamen Philharmonic Orchestra.
A frequent guest artist of concert series and festivals throughout the world, Mr. Fung has performed at the Aspen Music Festival, Atlantic Music Festival, Bari International Music Festival in Italy, Edinburgh International Festival, Music at Menlo, Ravinia Festival, and in New York’s Carnegie Hall and Merkin Hall, Los Angeles’ Walt Disney Concert Hall and Royce Hall, Wigmore Hall in London, Scotland’s Queen’s Hall, Belgium’s La Monnaie, Toronto’s Glenn Gould Studio, the Sydney Opera House, the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, the National Concert Hall in Taiwan, and Israel’s Mann Auditorium. 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.”
Highlights of the 13/14 season include the West Coast Premiere of Chen Qigang’s Piano Concerto “Er Huang” with Lan Shui and the San Francisco Symphony, Brahms Second Piano Concerto with Marin Alsop and the National Orchestra of Belgium, Mozart Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major with Michael Hofstetter and the Royal Chamber Orchestra, and debuts at the Ravinia Festival, the Atlantic Music Festival, Salle Henry le Boeuf at the Palais des Beaux-Arts, Flagey and La Monnaie in Belgium, the National Concert Hall in Taiwan, the EPCOR Center for the Performing Arts in Calgary, the DiMenna Center in New York, and return performances at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall and the Bari International Music Festival in Italy. He also appeared in recital with soprano Amando Roocroft, ‘cellist Johannes Moser, violinist Geoff Nuttall, and performed newly composed works by Balint Karosi, Paul Kerekes, Michel Petrossian, Frederic Rzewski, and Christopher Theofanidis.
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