Zlatomir Fung, cello

Hometown: Westborough, Massachusetts

Meet Zlatomir

Seventeen-year old cellist Zlatomir Fung is a student of Richard Aaron and Julie Albers. His other cello teachers have included Ann Grabe, Nancy Hair, and Emmanuel Feldman.

Zlatomir has performed six times on From the Top (Shows 240, 267, 283, 294, 310, and 313), and also produced From the Top’s 2015 Music for Food Concert.

Zlatomir won first prize at the 2016 Enescu Competition, the 2015 Johansen Competition, the 2014 Stulberg String Competition and the 29th Irving Klein Competition. He placed second in the cello division of the 20th International Brahms Competition in Pörtschach, Austria in 2013, and in 2012 was the silver medal winner of the cello division of the Seventh International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians in Montreux-Vevey, Switzerland. He is a frequent performer on NPR’s From the Top, as has also appeared on Performance Today.

Zlatomir was selected as a 2016 Presidential Scholar for the Arts and was awarded the 2016 New England Conservatory’s Preparatory School’s Frances B. Lanier Award.

Outside of music, Zlatomir enjoys philosophy, literature, and plays chess competitively. He lives in Westborough, MA and is homeschooled through the Oak Meadow School in Vermont.

Listen to Zlatomir

Show 283, Boston, MA
V. Bourée and VI. Bourée from Cello Suite No. 4 in E-flat major, BWV 1010, by Johann Sebastian Bach

Show 310, Aspen, CO
Finale, Piano Trio in G Minor by Bedřich Smetana

Show 313, Boston MA
String Quartet No. 2 in C major, Op. 36 by Benjamin Britten

Show 294, Aspen, CO
Suite for Two Cellos and Piano by Gian Carlo Menotti

Show 240, Boston, MA
Shades of Red Cello Quartet | Leland Ko, 13, cello; Zlatomir Fung, 12, cello; Claire Raizen, 16, cello; and Andrew Laven, 16, cello

Show 267, Boston, MA
Back Bay Trio: IV.Finale: Allegro giocoso from the Piano Trio No.2 in C major, Op.87 by Johannes Brahms