Tchaikovsky Competition winner and 2022 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellow, Zlatomir Fung has been given a 1717 cello by David Tecchler of Rome on loan from a generous sponsor. Winner of a 2020 Avery Fisher Career Grant, Zlatomir has also seen success with top prizes at competitions including the 2018 Alice & Eleonore Schoenfeld International String Competition and 2016 George Enescu International Cello Competition. He was selected as a 2016 U.S. Presidential Scholar for the Arts and was awarded the 2016 Landgrave von Hesse Prize at the Kronberg Academy Cello Masterclasses.
“I am so grateful to the Beare’s International Violin Society and my generous patron for giving me the opportunity to develop a deep relationship with a beautiful David Tecchler cello. Having a fine instrument is such an important part of the work we do as string players, so I feel immensely fortunate to have the support of the society. Their mission to connect players and patrons is more important than ever.”