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2. Media Release on David Fung

posted Apr 9, 2012, 8:55 PM by Eddie Woo
Twenty-year-old Australian pianist David Fung has already established himself as a intellectual and dynamic musician, and was recently described by Andras Schiff as “one of the most inspiring young interpreters of music”.  David has won prizes in the 2003 Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition, the 2002 Symphony Australia Young Performer of the Year Award, and the Premier’s Award.  David has previously appeared as soloist with the Melbourne Symphony, Sydney Symphony, Queensland Orchestra, the Colburn Orchestra, the Shanghai Symphony, the China National Orchestra, the Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa of Japan, and the Singapore Symphony.
David has been broadcast on ABC television, ABC Classic FM, KAJX 91.5-FM, K-Mozart, 2MBS-FM, 4MBS-FM, and SBS Television and Radio.  He has recently performed in master classes with Marc Durand, Leon Fleisher, Joseph Kalichstein, John Lill, Heinz Medjimorec, Herbert Stessin, the Eroica Trio, the Raphael Trio, and the distinguished Australian composers, Carl Vine and Peter Sculthorpe.  David is a recording artist for the ABC Classics label.
He is also one of forty selected from over 700 applicants to participate in one of the most prestigious piano competitions in the world:  The 2004 Scottish International Piano Competition, Glasgow.  September 8th – 18th.  First prize of $30,000.
Currently attending the Colburn School of Performing Arts, Los Angeles.  The first AND only pianist to be accepted from the worldwide auditions to study at the school with Professor John Perry.  All successful applicants study on a scholarship valued at $75 000 per year, making this school the only one of its kind.
David received a UAI of 100 in 2001, and began studying medicine on a Scholarship at the University of New South Wales, 2002.