Saturday, January 14, 2023 – 2:30 pm
Zlatomir Fung, cello
Benjamin Hochman, piano
“A gold medal performance!”
The first American in four decades and youngest musician ever to win First Prize at the International Tchaikovsky Competition Cello Division, Zlatomir Fung is poised to become one of the preeminent cellists of our time. Astounding audiences with his boundless virtuosity and exquisite sensitivity, the 22-year-old has proven himself to be a star among the next generation of world-class musicians. A recipient of the 2022 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship and a 2020 Avery Fisher Career Grant, Fung’s impeccable technique demonstrates a mastery of the canon and an exceptional insight into the depths of contemporary repertoire.
Benjamin Hochman is a musician of exceptional versatility who regularly appears in multiple guises as orchestral soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician. A winner of an Avery Fisher Career Grant, he performs at venues including Vienna’s Konzerthaus, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, and the Louvre in Paris. Hochman is the recipient of numerous awards and prizes, among them the Partosh Prize awarded by the Israeli Minister of Culture, and the Outstanding Pianist citation at the Verbier Academy. He is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied from 1997-2001 with Claude Frank, and the Mannes College of Music, where he studied from 2001-2003 with Richard Goode.
This concert generously sponsored by Accounting Firm Sunshine Coast | Crowe MacKay