Adrian Fung, Executive Artistic Director
Recognized as one of Musical America’s 30 Innovators of the Year, Adrian Fung is an award-winning cellist, educator, and arts executive. He currently serves as Associate Dean and Associate Professor of the Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts at the University of Oklahoma. As the founding cellist of the critically acclaimed Afiara Quartet, Adrian is a winner of the Concert Artist Guild International Competition, Young Canadian Musicians Award, 2nd prizes at the Munich ARD and Banff International String Quartet Competitions, and the Szekely Prize for Best Interpretation of Beethoven. A JUNO-nominated artist and producer, Adrian has performed over 600 performances worldwide including such storied stages as Carnegie Hall, Amsterdam’s Muziekgebouw, Austria’s Esterhazy Palace, and London’s Wigmore Hall. As a soloist, Adrian has appeared with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, among others, and in recital at Carnegie Hall and Taiwan’s National Concert Hall.
Adrian is the Executive Artistic Director of Music in the Morning Concert Society and Summer Music Vancouver. Adrian also served as Vice President for Innovation at the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, where he leads the TSO’s activities in artistic, social, and economic innovation. His work includes a Signature Initiative Project reaching an audience of 14.5 million via 50 orchestral commissions and over 40 partner orchestras nationwide. Adrian holds a Bachelor’s from the San Francisco Conservatory and an Artist Diploma from The Juilliard School. After receiving his business degree from the University of Toronto, Fortune magazine named him one of the Best and Brightest Executive MBAs of the Year.