Raised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Fung Chern Hwei absorbed influences from his surroundings filled with Chinese, Malay, South Indian, and of course, "Western" culture. One of the most sought-after musicians in New York City, he is a violinist, composer, and arranger. Throughout his career he has worked with composer Ryuichi Sakamoto, Huang Ruo, John Williams, John Corigliano, Paul Chihara, Billy Martin, Tony Bennett, Bobby McFerrin and works extensively with younger musicians such as pianist John Escreet, bass player Linda May Han Oh and singer-guitarist Camila Meza. Earlier this year in Malaysia, he received his second BOH Cameronian Arts Award for “Best Solo Instrumental Performance.” He performs extensively with the Sirius and Seven)Suns string quartets and has appeared in the Beijing Music Festival, Tianjin Jazz Festival and Taichung International Jazz Festival. As a composer he mainly composes for Sirius but has also received commissions from Asylum Saxophone Quartet and for film music to the Malaysian action film “Mrs. K.” The score received plaudits from audiences and critics alike in the Busan Film Festival, Taiwan’s Golden Horse Film Festival, San Francisco International Film Festival, New York Asian Film Festival, and Singapore International Film Festival.