17 year old American VC Rising Star, Zlatomir Fung has today been awarded 1st prize at the 2016 George Enescu International Cello Competition, in Bucharest, Romania.
A student of Richard Aaron and Julie Alberts at the New England Conservatory Preparatory School, Zlatomir is a former major prize winner at the Brahms and Tchaikovsky International Cello Competitions – and was recently awarded 1st prizes at both the Stulberg and Irving M Klein International String Competitions.
2nd and 3rd prizes were awarded to 22 year old Anastasia Kobekina from Russia and 22 year old Mon Puo Lee from Spain.
Zlatomir will receive €15,000 (US $17,000) – and a number of important European perrformance opportunities.
The 2016 cello jury comprised: Alexandra Gutu, Arto Noras, David Geringas, Frans Helmerson, Marin Cazacu, Julius Berger, Mirel Iancovici, Natalia Gutman and Philippe Muller.