Etobicoke Philharmonic Orchestra

Sabatino Vacca, Music Director

Adrian Fung

Cello
Adrian Fung

Cellist Adrian Fung has given solo recitals in New York's Carnegie Hall, the Goethe Institute, Montreal's Pollack Hall, the Toronto Centre of the Performing Arts, the Living Arts Centre, and Taiwan's National Concert Hall. He has been soloist with Ensemble 212, the Columbia Chamber Players, and the Oakville Symphony Orchestra. Praised by the New York Concert Review and the San Francisco Classical Voice for his "superb" and "brilliant" performances, Adrian was awarded an Artist Grant from the New York Foundation of the Arts and received the Goodrich Award from the National Arts Centre of Canada. A founding member of the Afiara String Quartet, winners of the Concert Artist Guild International Competition in New York and 2nd Prize at the Munich ARD International Competition, Adrian is pursuing an Artist Diploma at The Juilliard School as a teaching assistant to the Juilliard String Quartet. He has performed at Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center, wth the Alexander String Quartet, and with members of the Cleveland and Meliora Quartets. A new music enthusiast, Adrian has premiered several works from many composers, including an amplified piece for solo cello written for him by Huck Hodge and commissioned by the International Society for Contemporary Music. Adrian studied cello with Bonnie Hampton, Jean-Michel Fonteneau, Fred Sherry, Antonio Lysy, David Hetherington and Susan Gagnon. He received his Bachelors from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and performance diplomas from McGill University and Mannes College.