YOUNG CONCERT ARTISTS
ZLATOMIR FUNG, CELLIST
Angie Zhang, piano
Saturday, November 2, 2019 – 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 3, 2019 – 3:00 p.m.
Historic Asolo Theater ($25-$45)
Beethoven Cello Sonatas: Celebrating Beethoven’s 250th
In a cello tour de force, Fung (a first prize winner at the 2019 Tchaikovsky International competition), pays homage to Beethoven ‘s 250th birthday with two distinct all-Beethoven programs, featuring the variations and all five sonatas for cello and piano, staples of the cello repertoire that essentially depict the entire life story of the famed composer. Happy Birthday Ludwig!
At age 20, cellist and Juilliard undergrad Zlatomir Fung already holds an armful of awards. In addition to the 2019 Tchaikovsky International award, he has also won first prizes at the 2018 Schoenfeld International String Competition and the 2017 Young Concert Artists International Auditions. This past February, Fung made his recital debut at New York’s Merkin Concert Hall in a performance that brought a “tumult of cheers and applause” as well as critical acclaim for his “warmly resonant tone, gift for dynamic finesse, and a depth of feeling that seemed remarkable in one so young.”
“He’s one of the most brilliant cellists I’ve ever heard in my life.” - Richard Aaron, Juilliard
All works listed below are composed by Ludwig van Beethoven.
Saturday, November 2
12 Variations on a Theme from Handel’s Judas Maccabeus, WoO 45
Sonata for Cello and Piano in G Minor, Op. 5, No. 2
12 Variations on a Theme from Mozart’s Magic Flute, Op. 66
Sonata for Cello and Piano in A Major, Op. 69
Sunday, November 3
7 Variations on a Theme from Mozart’s Magic Flute, WoO 56
Sonata for Cello and Piano in F Major, Op. 5, No. 1
Sonata for Cello and Piano in C Major, Op. 102, No. 1
Sonata for Cello and Piano in D Major, Op. 102, No. 2
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