Tchaikovsky Competition Winner Cellist Zlatomir Fung To Perform Sept. 25 In Los Alamos

Cellist Zlatomir Fung/Courtesy photo


The Los Alamos Concert Association opens its 76th season on Sept. 25 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.  

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.

The concert will take place in the Duane Smith Auditorium located at 1300 Diamond Drive on the campus of Los Alamos High School.

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 encouraged. 

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Tickets ($35) are available electronically at,  in Los Alamos at the Fuller Lodge Arts Center and at Smith’s in Los Alamos and White Rock. Tickets for young people ages 6-18 are free.

For complete artist, venue, and ticket information, visit LACA’s web site at

The program for the concert is as follows:

Ives: Selections from “114 Songs”, arranged for cello and piano

Dvorak: Rondo for Cello and Piano, Op. 94

Beethoven: Sonata for Piano and Cello in A Major, Op. 69

Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson: Lamentations, Suite for solo cello

Brahms: Sonata for Piano and Cello in F Major, Op.99