American wins Tchaikovsky cello sectionmain
Zlatomir Fung, 20, was tonight declared winner of the Tchaikovsky cello competition.
Second was the Colombian Santiago Cañón Valencia.
Third was the Russian Anastasia Kobekina.
The jury was chaired by Carnegie Hall’s Clive Gillinson.
Fung, US-born of Bulgarian and Chinese parents, studies at Juilliard with Richard Aaron and Timothy Eddy. His maternal grandparents studied in Russia.