Mar 14, 2009

Anthony Green

Anthony Green (b. 1984) holds a Bachelors of Music in theory and composition from Boston University (summa cum laude), and a Masters of Music in composition from the New England Conservatory (magna cum laude). As a pianist, he has performed at Jordan Hall, Symphony Hall, and other places throughout New England and Long Island. He has played works by David Liptak, Berg, and Crumb with the Time’s Arrow New Music Ensemble, he has premiered and performed in many solo and chamber pieces of colleagues, and also participated in the world premiere of Moirologhia by Theodore Antoniou. Recently, he performed James Tenney’s Chromatic Canon with the Callithumpian Consort, and Steve Reich’s City Life with the New England Conservatory Wind Ensemble for the composer. Additionally, he has been active as a church musician, playing in both gospel and traditional styles, and he accompanies singers in numerous genres, including musical theater and Israeli folk music. He also maintains a private piano studio, with students ranging from 6 to 50, as well as a private tutoring studio, teaching music history, theory, and basic composition.
As a composer, he has had readings, commissions, and performances across the country by pianists Sivan Etedgee and Daniel Holt, violists Greg Williams, Sarah Darling, and Ashleigh Gordon, sopranos Yael Handelmann, Rebekah Alexander, and Ceceilia Allwein, the Laurel String Quartet, the Callithumpian Consort, the Mimesis Ensemble, the Playground Ensemble, the Tasman String Quartet, the Apple Hill Chamber Players, ALEA III (with Gunther Schuller conducting), and Alarm Will Sound, among others. He is currently composer-in-residence with the Providence String Quartet for their 2008 - 9 season, funded by a grant from the Argosy Foundation, and he is the recent winner of the 2nd Ossia International Composition Prize for his work 3 Groups. Radio broadcasts include Chance on Radio 1190 KCBU Boulder/Denver in Colorado, and the last movement of Dona Nobis Veritatem: a setting of American text on Radio Papesse in Florence, Italy. Future performances include a commission for a chamber piece by the Playground Ensemble in Denver, Colorado, and performances in Italy and the United States by Italian clarinetist Guido Arbonelli of Ahnungen for solo clarinet. Past teachers include Martin Amlin, Richard Cornell, Theodore Antoniou, Lee Hyla, and Robert Cogan for composition, and Maria Clodes-Jaguaribe for piano. He has also participated in masterclasses with Lukas Foss, Joshua Feinberg, Michael Finissey, Walter Zimmermann, and Michael Daugherty. He is currently a doctoral student at the University of Colorado in Boulder, where he teaches Introduction to Music Technology, and is the first recipient of the university’s Atlas Fellowship. He is currently studying composition with Michael Theodore.

Chance, composed in 2004, was originally the last movement of a 4 movement string quartet. However this movement was composed first. The revisions done in 2007 were executed to make this movement stand alone from the others. It was premiered in Jordan Hall by the Laurel String Quartet – a quartet of students at New England Conservatory, and was also featured in the “Listen Local” series of the Providence String Quartet for their 2007 – 2008 season. It has recently been performed during the 14th Biennial Florida State University New Music Festival by the Eppes Quartet, and in Dublin, New Hampshire by the Apple Hill Chamber Players. This year’s performance during the ACA Summer Festival will mark its New York debut.