Dic-lun Fung (b. 1988, U. S. A.) is a San Franciscan Cantonese composer. His works focus primarily on sonorities and timbres. He aims to unearth unconventional sounds from instruments across cultures. As a multi-instrumentalist, FUNG specialises in East Asian strings, and has been nurtured with Chinese music traditions during the years of consolidation. Such background and interest further expands into explorations of ethnic music worldwide.
Folk essences have been inspiring Fung’s works, and leading him to achieve numerous international awards: 1st prize in ACHT BRÜCKEN | Musik für Köln International Composition Competition (2018), 2nd prize in Leibniz’ Harmonies (2016), 1st prize in Singapore International Competition for Chinese Orchestral Composition (2015), 2nd prize in Sayat Nova International Composition Competition (2014), honourable mention in Atlas Ensemble Composition Competition (2014), etc. His works are heard in Canada, Croatia, Denmark, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Singapore, Spain, the U. S. A., Russia, South Korea, and Indonesia; Fung’s works are also heard in renowned festivals like ACHT BRÜCKEN (2018), ISCM – WMD (2017, 2011), and International Gaudeamus Music Week.
FUNG’s works have been performed by MAM.manufaktur für aktuelle musik (DE), Das Neue Ensemble (DE), International Ensemble Modern Academy (DE), Ensemble Proton Bern (CH), Ensemble Gending (NL), Atlas Ensemble (NL), Luxembourg Sinfonietta (LU), HRT Tamburitza Orchestra (HR), Sentieri Selvaggi (IT), Singapore Chinese Orchestra (SG), Red Chamber Ensemble (CA), Hong Kong New Music Ensemble, 4 Gig Heads Percussion Group (HK), Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, violinist Dr. Mieko Kanno (JP), guanzi virtuoso Ya-zhi Guo (CN), and pipa virtuoso Jia Yu (SG). Fung has received commissions from South Korea National Gugak Center, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Hong Kong New Music Ensemble, and Musicus Society.