Adrian Fung

Cellist and Producer, Afiara String Quartet, Vice President, Innovation
Toronto Symphony Orchestra

Recognized as one of Musical America’s 30 Innovators of the Year, Adrian Fung is an award-winning cellist, educator, and arts executive. As Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Music at the University of Oklahoma’s Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts, he launched an arts management and entrepreneurship graduate program and the national Arts Incubation Lab program. (

With Afiara Quartet, Adrian is a winner of the Concert Artist Guild International Competition, 2nd prizes at both the Munich ARD and Banff International String Quartet Competitions, and the Szekely Prize for Best Interpretation of Beethoven. His JUNO-nominated projects have been featured by Forbes and CBC Music in each of their Top 10 Albums of the Year. He was previously Vice President for Innovation at the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, where his work included leading a nationwide projects reaching an audience of 14.5 million via 50 orchestral commissions and over 40 partner orchestras nationwide.

The Creative Edge : Part 1 | The Creative Edge : Part 2