Praised for his “ravishing and simply gorgeous” performances in the The Washington Post, pianist David Fung is widely recognized for interpretations that are elegant and refined, yet intensely poetic and uncommonly expressive.  Mr. Fung appears regularly with the world’s premier ensembles including the Cleveland Orchestra, 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 Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, the San Diego Symphony Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony, and the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra, and with the major orchestras in Australia, including the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. 

Mr. Fung’s 2019-20 highlights include debuts with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Anchorage Chamber Music Festival, Ottawa ChamberFest, Seattle Town Hall, Texarkana Symphony Chamber Music Series, and Mexico’s Festival de Febrero. He performs with the Brentano Quartet at Carnegie Hall and Yale University in addition to giving solo and collaborative performances in Connecticut, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, and New York. Last season, Mr. Fung appeared with the Orpheus, Israel, and Melbourne Chamber Orchestras, the Albany, Arkansas, Marin, Sun Valley Summer, and Vallejo Symphony Orchestras, and the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie. He also performed at the Ravinia Festival, Lincoln Center’s Great Performers, the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival, and Korea’s Yeosu International Music Festival in addition to debuts with the Brussels Piano Festival and with Washington Performing Arts at the Kennedy Center.

In July 2016, Mr. Fung’s highly acclaimed debut with the Cleveland Orchestra at the Blossom Music Festival was “everything you could wish for” (Cleveland Classical), and he was further praised as an “agile and alert interpreter of Mozart’s crystalline note-spinning” (The Plain Dealer).  In the following week, he performed Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini at the Beijing National Stadium for their Olympic Summer Festival.  Last season, Mr. Fung appeared with the Orpheus, Israel, and Melbourne Chamber Orchestras, the Albany, Arkansas, Marin, Sun Valley Summer, and Vallejo Symphony Orchestras, and the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie. He also performed at the Ravinia Festival, Lincoln Center’s Great Performers, the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival, and Korea’s Yeosu International Music Festival in addition to debuts with the Brussels Piano Festival and with Washington Performing Arts at the Kennedy Center.

As a recitalist and chamber musician, Mr. Fung is a frequent guest artist at prestigious festivals and venues worldwide.  Festival highlights include performances at the Aspen Music Festival, Blossom Music Festival, Caramoor, Edinburgh International Festival, Hong Kong Arts Festival, the Ravinia Festival, and Tippet Rise.  At his Edinburgh International Festival debut, the Edinburgh Guide described Mr. Fung as being “impossibly virtuosic, prodigiously talented... and who probably does ten more impossible things daily before breakfast.”

Mr. Fung garnered international attention as a winner in two of the "top five" international piano competitions (the Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition in Brussels and the Arthur Rubinstein Piano International Masters Competition in Tel Aviv).  In Tel Aviv, he was further distinguished by the Chamber Music and Mozart Prizes, awarded in areas in which Mr. Fung has a particularly passionate interest.  Mr. Fung is the first piano graduate of the Colburn Conservatory in Los Angeles and is a Steinway Artist.

Updated August 2019. Please discard all previously dated materials. 

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