Praised for her "liquid tone,.... superb clarity" and "beautifully controlled" sound, Erin Fung has established herself as one of the most sought after clarinetists in Canada, and has performed extensively with the Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Victoria, and Winnipeg Symphony Orchestras. Erin previously held the position as second/bass clarinet of the Vancouver Opera, and is currently Acting Principal of the Lexington Philharmonic. She remains on sabbatical as the principal clarinetist of the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra in Kelowna, BC Canada.
An avid chamber musician and soloist, Erin has also performed with the Turning Point Ensemble on tour across Canada, in Japan with the WindRose Trio, and with the Project Muse ensemble touring throughout communities in Southern Alberta. She is also a member of the Prevailing Winds woodwind quintet in Calgary, and is a founding member of alta:nova, a ground breaking new ensemble focused on new music and reinventing the classical music experience.
Erin is also a passionate advocate for music education, and has been the clarinet instructor at the University of Lethbridge since 2016. In the past, she also served as Project Director for MusAid, a non-profit dedicated to collecting instrument donations and coordinating volunteer music teachers for youth in developing countries, and has also been involved with the development of PhilharmoniKids, the Calgary Philharmonic's free afterschool music program serving underprivileged children in the city.
Erin studied with Ted Oien at Wayne State University (BM) in Detroit, and Richie Hawley at the Rice University Shepherd School of Music (MM). Her orchestral career has included performances under conductors such as Charles Dutoit, Andris Nelsons, David Zinman, Peter Oundjian, Christian Arming, Marin Alsop, Robert Spano, and Andrew Litton. Summer festivals include serving as 2nd/Eb Fellow at the Aspen Music Festival, and Fellowships at the National Repertory Orchestra, the Banff Centre, and the Tanglewood Music Centre.
Erin has been generously funded by the Calgary Arts Development Association and the Canada Council for the Arts.