Zlatomir Fung and Alexei Melnikov

Main programme
18 June 2021Friday
Philharmonic Hall

Zlatomir Fung - cello (the USA)

Alexei Melnikov- piano (Russia)


S. Franck - Sonata for violin and piano in A major, FWV 8

(arranged for cello and piano)

L. Janacek - Fairy Tale for cello and piano

S. Rachmaninoff - Sonata for cello and piano in g minor, op. 19

Zlatomir Fung is youngest musician ever to win First Prize at the International Tchaikovsky Competition, Cello Division.

He graduated from the Juilliard School, where he studied with Richard Aaron and Timothy Eddie. He took prizes at the 2018 Alice and Eleonore Schoenfeld International String Competition, 2016 George Enescu International Cello Competition, 2015 Johansen International Competition for Young String Players.

He has performed in London (Wigmore Hall), New York, at the Dresden Music Festival, the Giverny Chamber Music Festival and other venues.

Zlatomir Fang captivates the audience with his virtuosity and exquisite sensitivity. The musician's impeccable technique demonstrates a mastery of the canon and exceptional insight into the depths of contemporary repertoire.

Fung plays a W. E. Hill and Sons cello from 1905.

Alexei Melnikov is a prominent representative of the generation of young Russian pianists. Laureate of the III Prize of the International Tchaikovsky Competition in 2019.

The pianist performs with many renowned ensembles, including the Mariinsky Theatre Symphony Orchestra, the "New Russia" State Symphony Orchestra, the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, the Republic of San Marino Symphony Orchestra and others.

The pianist's concerts are held in the largest concert halls in Russia, Germany, Italy, France, Japan, Poland, the USA, Spain, Belgium, including the Teatro La Fenice in Venice, Salle Cortot in Paris, the Mariinsky Theatre Concert Hall, Žofín Palace in Prague, The Grand Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, the Concert Hall Bunka Kaikan in Tokyo.