Zlatomir Fung, Cello with Dina Vainshtein, Piano
The Los Alamos Concert Association opens its 76th season on September 25th with American cellist Zlatomir Fung, winner of the 2019 International Tchaikovsky Competition. At just 18, Fung was the youngest musician ever to win first prize in the competition’s cello division (https://youtu.be/I9K4wGOTaUg?t=60). Fung’s blossoming international career has taken him to recital and orchestral performances in Italy, Russia, China, and Japan. He made his Carnegie Hall recital debut in 2021.
In Los Alamos, Fung will perform with pianist Dina Vainshtein, who received the Special Prize for Best Collaborative Pianist at the Tchaikovsky Competition in 1998. Together, they will perform works by Charles Ives, Beethoven, Dvořák, and Brahms. A suite for solo cello by African American composer Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson will complete the program.
Masks will not be required at this concert following New Mexico Department of Health guidelines which are subject to change. However, masks will be appreciated by many in the audience and social distancing in the large hall is requested.
Tickets ($35) are available electronically at www.losalamosconcert.org, in Los Alamos at the Fuller Lodge Arts Center and at Smiths in Los Alamos and White Rock. Tickets for young people ages 6-18 are free.