A born collaborator, David Fung regularly appears on stage with renowned instrumentalists and vocalists. Mr. Fung recorded an album of chamber works by Lawrence Dillon with violinist Danielle Belen on Naxos, Dialoghi with 'cellist Elinor Frey for Yarlung Records, and most recently, an album of violin and piano works by Strauss, Schubert, and Avner Dorman with violinist So Jin Kim for Genuin Classics. In 2017, Mr. Fung will record works by Schnittke with violinist Francisco Fullana for Orchid Records and continues his relationship with the Argus Quartet with a recording of a new piano quintet by Christopher Theofanidis. He is a frequent guest at chamber music festivals worldwide and was the winner of the Prize for Best Chamber Music at the Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Masters Competition in Tel Aviv.
He continues his partnership with violinist Chad Hoopes in 2017 and in recent years has also performed with violinists Timothy Fain, Caroline Goulding, Tessa Lark, Sarah McElravy, Geoff Nuttall, Julian Rachlin, violists Ettore Causa and Paul Coletti, cellists Ronald Leonard, Johannes Moser, Joshua Roman, Marcy Rosen, and vocalists Dashon Burton, Alexandra Deshorties, Michael Kelly, Daniel Moody, Sherezade Panthaki, and Amanda Roocroft. He worked as a coach with the Yale Opera program and particularly enjoys art song repertoire. Mr. Fung has also performed with renowned ensembles such as eighth blackbird, the Yale Baroque Ensemble, the Australia Ensemble, and is a principal member of the Manhattan Chamber Players.
Further collaborations have included performances with the concertmasters of the BBC Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic, Danish National Chamber Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Israel Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Lucerne Symphony, Maastricht Symphony, New York City Ballet, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Seoul Philharmonic, Taipei Symphony, Tampere Philharmonic, principal instrumentalists of the Metropolitan Opera, Miami City Ballet, Petruzzelli Theater, Saint Paul Chamber, and San Francisco Ballet Orchestras, and members of the Attacca, Calder, Escher, Mendelssohn, St. Lawrence, and Vermeer Quartets.
NEW MUSIC + INTERDISCIPLINARY
David Fung has performed, premiered and commissioned new works by living composers, such as Samuel Carl Adams, QiGang Chen, Tan Dun, Arvo Pärt, Michel Petrossian, Chris Rogerson, Frederic Rzewski, Eric Tanguy, Christopher Theofanidis, and Carl Vine. In 2013, he co-commissioned works by Stephen Feigenbaum, William Gardiner, Balint Karosi, Paul Kerekes, Daniel Schlosberg, and Benjamin Wallace for Reflections on Bach, a project pairing original works by Bach with new works inspired by them. In 2018, Mr. Fung records Christopher Theofanidis' O Vis Aeternitatis with the Argus Quartet, Avner Dorman's Sonata No. 2 for Violin and Piano with SoJin Kim at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig for Genuin Classics, and Alfred Schnittke's Suite in the Old Style for Violin and Piano with Francisco Fullana for Orchid Records.
Mr. Fung's deep interest in the visual arts and literature has resulted in a number of interdisciplinary collaborations. In 2013, he performed in a multidisciplinary project, QU4RTETS, which combined art by Bruce Herman and Makoto Fujimura with T. S. Eliot's Four Quartets, and At the Still Point by Christopher Theofanidis. More recently, he toured major venues in China with piano works that were paired with projected art works and prose, and has also juxtaposed the late works of Morton Feldman with works by Mark Rothko.
A fluent interpreter of early works on period instruments, Mr. Fung frequently performs harpsichord, chamber organ, and fortepiano in recital and with ensembles such as Schola Cantorum under conductors such as David Hill, Masaki Suzuki, and Simon Carrington. He has performed solo and chamber recitals at the Yale Collection of Musical Instruments where he was Artist in Residence as the keyboardist of the Yale Baroque Ensemble. He has worked closely with Arthur Haas, Barthold Kuijken, and Robert Mealy.
Mr. Fung has a particular interest in the works of the First Viennese School, and has performed works by Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven on fortepiano in Germany and the United States.
TeaCHING + MASTERCLASSES
David Fung has given masterclasses around the world at institutions and venues such as Bangor University (United Kingdom), Beijing Concert Hall, California State Northridge, the Colburn School, Conservatorio Niccolò Piccinni di Bari (Italy), Florida State University, Guangzhou Opera House, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University, National Art Gallery (Italy), National Taiwan Normal University, National Taiwan University of the Arts, Palacio de la Cultura y la Comunicación (Mexico), Soochow University (Taiwan), Tainan National University of the Arts (Taiwan), Tianjin Grand Theater, University of Georgia, University of New South Wales (Australia), and Yale School of Music.
Mr. Fung has taught piano and chamber music at Yale University, and has served as Artist-Faculty at the Bari International Music Festival (Italy), Festival de Febrero (Mexico), John Perry Academy Summer Festival, Piano Week (United Kingdom). He was recently Artist in Residence at the Hong Kong Arts Festival, where he gave a number of lectures and masterclasses in addition to his recitals at Shatin Town Hall and Hong Kong City Hall. He joins the faculty of the Hugh Hodgson School of Music at the University of Georgia as Artist-Teacher this fall.