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Recognized as one of Musical America’s 30 Innovators of the Year, Adrian Fung is an award-winning cellist, educator, and arts executive. Adrian has been Senior Vice President of The Royal Conservatory of Music, Associate Dean and an Associate Professor of Music at the University of Oklahoma’s Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts and Vice President of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Aside from his thought leadership in the creative arts industry, Adrian created and launched both the undergraduate and graduate arts entrepreneurship program at University of Oklahoma, and the International Arts Incubator, an influential, professional seed-funding program. His work co-creating a new digital orchestra customized viewer with over 20 video angles for the Toronto Symphony reached over 14.5 million audience members and produced over 40 commissions for 50 partner orchestras. As artist and producer, his critically acclaimed projects have appeared in the Top 10 lists of CBC, Forbes, and Fortune magazines. He has been featured on CBC’s Q, The National, Globe and Mail, and the Toronto Star.