Anthony Cheung, composer

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Anthony Cheung is a composer and pianist. His music has been commissioned by leading groups such as the Ensemble Modern, Ensemble Intercontemporain, New York Philharmonic, 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. From 2015-17, he was the Daniel R. Lewis Young Composer Fellow with the Cleveland Orchestra. The recipient of a 2016 Guggenheim Fellowship, he has also received awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and ASCAP, and first prize in the Sixth International Dutilleux Competition (2008), as well as a Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome (2012). As a performer and advocate for new music, he co-founded the Talea Ensemble and served as Artistic Director and pianist, working with many composers and curating programs of their works. His music has been programmed at festivals such as Ultraschall, Cresc. Biennale, Wittener Tage, Présences, Heidelberger Frühling, Mostly Mozart, Tanglewood, Helsinki Festival and Musica Nova Helsinki, Centre Acanthes, Musica, and Nuova Consonanza. Two portrait albums of his music are available: Roundabouts, released by the Ensemble Modern in 2014, and Dystemporal, featuring performances by Talea and the Ensemble Intercontemporain, on Wergo. Anthony received a B.A. in Music and History from Harvard and a doctorate from Columbia University. He was a Junior Fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows, and is currently an Assistant Professor of Music at Brown University.