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Anthony Cheung

Country of origin: United States of America
Birthday: 1982

About Anthony Cheung

Anthony Cheung (born 1982, San Francisco) is a composer and pianist. His music has been commissioned by the Ensemble Modern, Ensemble Intercontemporain, New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, Scharoun Ensemble Berlin, and also performed by Le Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, Linea, the Chicago Symphony’s MusicNOW ensemble, the Minnesota Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, and the French National Orchestras of Lille and Lorraine, among others. He was appointed the Daniel R. Lewis Young Composer Fellow of the Cleveland Orchestra for 2015–17.

He has received multiple awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and ASCAP, and first prize in the Sixth International Dutilleux Competition for Windswept Cypresses (2008), as well as a Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome (2012). He has also received commissions from the Koussevitzky and Fromm foundations. His music has been programmed at festivals around the world, including Ultraschall, cresc… Biennale, impuls, Wittener Tage, Présences, Tanglewood, Heidelberger Frühling, Helsinki Festival, Musica Nova Helsinki, Centre Acanthes, Musica, and Nuova Consonanza. A first portrait CD, Roundabouts, was released by the Ensemble Modern in 2014, and his music and performances have also appeared on other record labels.

As a performer and advocate for new music, he co-founded the Talea Ensemble in 2007, also serving as its Artistic Director and pianist, and has worked with many leading composers in performances of their works. As a writer and scholar, he has completed a dissertation on György Ligeti (on the Hamburg Concerto, 2010), as well as articles on contemporary music for both specialists and a general readership.

Anthony Cheung received a BA in Music and History from Harvard and a doctorate from Columbia University, where he taught and also served as assistant conductor of the Columbia University Orchestra. He was a Junior Fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows, and is currently an Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Chicago.