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Program

  • MENDELSSOHN: Variations Concertantes, Op. 17 

  • R. SCHUMANN: Adagio and Allegro, Op. 70

  • COLERIDGE-TAYLOR PERKINSON: Lamentations: Black/Folk Song Suite for solo cello 

  • BARTÓK: Rhapsody No. 1 for Cello and Piano 

  • FRANCK: Sonata in A major for Cello and Piano 

The first American in four decades and youngest musician ever to win First Prize at the International Tchaikovsky Competition Cello Division (2019), Zlatomir Fung has already proven himself to be a star among the next generation of world-class musicians. Of Bulgarian-Chinese heritage, Zlatomir Fung began playing cello at age three. Fung currently studies at The Juilliard School under the tutelage of Richard Aaron and Timothy Eddy.

The Times Arts critics’ chosen nominee in the field of classical music for their 2021 Breakthrough Award, Mishka Rushdie Momen appears in recitals and concerto performances worldwide. In November 2014 Mishka Rushdie Momen was unanimously voted the 1st Prize winner of the Dudley International Piano Competition. In September the same year she won 2nd Prize at the Cologne International Piano Competition.

The cellist showed a mastery of his instrument that was truly a thing to behold... He executed his pure talent, maneuvering the strings with exquisite control as he created his own musical mosaic.

Benicia Herald

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