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Daniel Fung

Pianist DANIEL FUNG enjoys a multifaceted career as musician, collaborative artist, educator, and administrator. His performances have taken him throughout the United States, his native Canada, and Europe. As a soloist, he has appeared with the Vancouver, Calgary, and Edmonton Symphony Orchestras. Notable collaborations include members of the New York Philharmonic and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, appearances with vocalists at Marilyn Horne’s festival at Carnegie Hall, The Song Continues, and live-streamed master classes with Renée Fleming, Eric Owens, Elly Ameling, and Joyce DiDonato. An alumnus of the University of Calgary and The Juilliard School, he has worked as score consultant with the Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD team. Passionate about educating and empowering students from all backgrounds, he has served on faculty at UW-Madison, University of Nevada, Reno, and UMKC Conservatory with his students gaining acceptance into programs such as Aspen, Tanglewood, Music Academy of the West, NEC, and Juilliard. As Creative Development Program Director at Minnesota Opera he oversaw the reimagining of the Education department. In addition to developing projects that served infants to seniors, he led collaborations with Hmong immersion programs and students from St. Paul Public Schools (SPPS) and Oshkosh high schools to access the 2023 world premiere of The Song Poet which is the first Hmong-centered story adapted for opera. Daniel was a panelist at the 2022 National NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing) Conference entitled “Where do we go from here?”, the 2023 Opera America Conference “Centering Core Values in the Workplace” and will present and perform at the 2024 National NATS Conference with tenor Dr. Albert Lee, Director of Equity, Belonging, and Student Life at the Yale School of Music. Most recently, Daniel took part in the latest Opera America Leadership Intensive in New York City. Beyond work, Dr. Daniel Fung delights in new culinary experiences and world travel.

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