Composer Vivian Fung (Photo credit: Charles Boudreau)

Modern Notebook: Interview with Vivian Fung

Modern Notebook Interview: Vivian Fung

Original air date: Nov. 10, 2019

Vivian Fung is a JUNO-award winning composer who NPR has called “one of today’s most eclectic composers.” Her piece Fanfare will be performed by the Florida Orchestra their Winter Dreams concert, coming up November 15 and 16 in Tampa and St. Pete, along with Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 1 and Sibelius’ Violin Concerto. In this conversation, Vivian talks about Fanfare, as well as her compositional interests, a new trumpet concerto that she’s writing, and her recently premiered String Quartet No. 4. 

Listen to Tyler’s conversation with Vivian below.

Modern Notebook interview segment:


Vivian Fung’s String Quartet No. 4:

Vivian Fung’s The Ice is Talking for percussion and electronics:

Read more about Vivian Fung on her website,

Hear Vivian’s Fanfare with the Florida Orchestra Friday, November 15th in Tampa at the Straz Center (8:00 PM) and Saturday, November 16th in St. Petersburg at the Mahaffey Theater (8:00 PM).

More information about the Florida Orchestra’s Winter Dreams concert, featuring Vivian Fung’s Fanfare can be found here.


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