TSO Appoints New VP for Innovation
October 7, 2015
October 7, 2015: The Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) is pleased to announce the appointment of Adrian Fung to the newly created role of Vice-President, Innovation. Mr. Fung will join the TSO team on October 13, 2015, and will work closely with TSO President and CEO Jeff Melanson on a number of projects, including the TSO’s education and outreach programs, upcoming collaborations, and projects focused on artistic, social, and economic innovation at the TSO.
“As a musician himself, Adrian Fung is an incredible addition to our team, bringing a wealth of knowledge and a unique combination of artistic and business skills to this new role,” said Melanson. “We look forward to working with Adrian as we continue to foster innovation and growth at the TSO, and are excited to have him join our strong and diverse leadership team.”
An accomplished cellist, Adrian is a founding member of the Afiara Quartet, is presently the Artistic Director of Mooredale Concerts, succeeding renowned pianist Anton Kuerti, and was the RBC Young Artistic Director for Festival of the Sound for four years. His achievements include winning the Concert Artist Guild International Competition in New York, the Young Canadian Musicians Award, and top prizes at the Munich ARD and Banff International String Quartet Competitions, including the latter’s Székely Prize for Best Interpretation of Beethoven. As a producer and artistic consultant, Adrian Fung’s credits include four CDs for the Frederick Harris Publishing Company and The Royal Conservatory’s 2013 string syllabus. Mr. Fung produced the Afiara Quartet’s innovative project “Spin Cycle,” which the Toronto Star called “one of the most attention-grabbing concerts of the year.”
Adrian Fung earned a Bachelor’s degree from San Francisco Conservatory of Music and the prestigious Artist Diploma from The Juilliard School, where he also served as a teaching assistant to the celebrated Juilliard String Quartet. He holds an MBA from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.
The TSO Season Presenting Sponsor is BMO Financial Group.
The TSO Season Patron is The Renette and David Berman Family Foundation.
About the TSO: About the TSO: Founded in 1922, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra is one of Canada’s most important cultural institutions, recognized internationally as an outstanding orchestra. Music Director Peter Oundjian leads the TSO with a commitment to innovative programming and audience development through a broad range of performances that showcase the exceptional talents of the Orchestra along with a roster of distinguished guest artists and conductors. The TSO also serves the larger community with TSOUNDCHECK, the original under-35 ticket program; the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra; and music education programs that reach over 50,000 students each year.
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