Adrian Fung 

Recognized as one of Musical America’s 30 Innovators of the Year, Adrian Fung is an award-winning cellist, educator, and arts executive. He is Associate Dean and an Associate Professor of Music at the University of Oklahoma's Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts. Along with his administrative duties working with the five schools in the College, Mr. Fung works closely with his colleagues programming a new joint arts-business degree and an arts innovation lab.

As the founding cellist of the Afiara Quartet, Mr. Fung 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 projects have been featured by Forbes and CBC Music in each of their Top 10 Albums of the Year.

Mr. Fung also served as Vice President for Innovation at the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, where he led the TSO’s activities in artistic, social, and economic innovation. His work included leading a year-long, nationwide Signature Initiative Project reaching an audience of 8.23 million via 50 orchestral commissions and over 40 partner orchestras nationwide. He also created a new multi-camera e-learning platform with self-directed angle toggling, bringing to life over 20 live, full-orchestra video and audio recordings.

Mr. Fung earned a Bachelor of Music from the San Francisco Conservatory, an Artist Diploma from The Juilliard School, and an MBA from the University of Toronto. Featured in Fortune magazine among the Best and Brightest Executive MBAs, he has taught arts strategy widely.