15 year old American cellist Zlatomir Fung has been awarded 1st prize at the Irving M. Klein International String Competition, in San Francisco.
A student of Richard Aaron at the New England Conservatory Preparatory School, Fung is a former prize winner at the Tchaikovsky International Cello Competition, for Young Musicians.
2nd Prize was awarded to 18 year old cellist Charles Seo – and 3rd prize to 16 year old violinist Angela Wee.
Zlatomir will receive USD $13,000 – and a number of solo engagements in the Californian area.
Regarded as one of the most important development prizes for emerging young American-based string soloists, previous prize winners include Jennifer Koh, Vadim Gluzman and VC ‘Young Artists’ Tessa Lark and Nikki Chooi.