Made in America
October 12, 2019 | Michigan Theater
Behind the Music
TCHAIKOVSKY Polonaise from Eugene Onegin
TOWER Made In America
STRAVINSKY The Fairy’s Kiss
DVOŘÁK Cello Concerto
Zlatomir Fung, cello
Composer, Igor Stravinsky (left) and Choreographer, Vaslav Nijinsky (right)
Nineteen-year-old American cellist Zlatomir Fung is the first prize winner at 2018 Alice & Eleonore Schoenfeld International String Competition, the 2016 George Enescu International Cello Competition, the 2015 Johansen International Competition for Young String Players, the 2014 Stulberg International String Competition, and the 2014 Irving Klein International Competition. Zlatomir was selected as a 2016 U.S. Presidential Scholar for the Arts and was awarded the 2016 Landgrave von Hesse Prize at the Kronberg Academy Cello Masterclasses. He is a winner of the 2017 Astral National Auditions and the 2017 Young Concert Artists International Auditions.
He is a regular member of the Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players for their 2018-2019 season and has been featured on NPR’s radio show From the Top six times, as well as on Performance Today.
Zlatomir has been a soloist with the George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra, the Ann Arbor Symphony, the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, the Santa Cruz Symphony, the Boston Pops, the Lausanne Sinfonietta, the Grand Rapids Symphony, the State Philharmonic of Sibiu, and the New England Philharmonic, among others.
Zlatomir has studied at Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute, the Heifetz International Music Institute, MusicAlp, and the Aspen Music Festival and School.
Outside of music, Zlatomir enjoys philosophy, cinema, and chess. His teachers have included Julie Albers, Emmanuel Feldman, and Nancy Hair. Currently, he is studying at The Juilliard School with Richard Aaron and Timothy Eddy, where he is a proud recipient of the Kovner Fellowship.
More information at zlatomirfung.com
When compared to other works from Dvorâk’s “American period,” his Cello Concerto No. 1 in B minor occupies a unique sonic space. The work is notably meloncholic with some of the most emotive and expressive melodic phrases written during the composer’s stay in America. While other well-known compositions from this period are reflections on Dvorâk’s new surroundings, this cello concerto looks inward.
Not Your Average Fairy
Six years before Stravinisky premiered his four-movement orchestral suite of A Fary’s Kiss in New York City, the work was premiered as a ballet in Paris. This larger-scale production was adapted from the dark Hans Christien-Andersen fariytale, The Ice Maiden. The story is of a boy who is cursed with immortality from a kiss. The fairy in the story broke the mold for fairytales of this time period displaying a bosterious personality and commanding precense on stage.
By The Numbers
Orchestra across America that played "Made In America" during the 2005-2006 premier tour
Musicians in Your A2SO
2019/2020 Season Schedule
September 13, 2019 | Ax Plays Brahms
October 12, 2019 | Made In America
November 2, 2019 | Liszt & Tchaikovsky
November 9, 2019 | The Music Of Star Wars
December 13, 2019 | Holiday Pops
January 18, 2020 | Mozart Birthday Bash
March 14 & 15, 2020 | Best Of Broadway
March 21, 2020 | West Side Story
April 25, 2020 | Measha & Mahler