Anthony Cheung appointed Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago

Dear friends and colleagues:

I write with the exciting news that Anthony Cheung has just accepted our offer of appointment as Assistant Professor of Music. Anthony has a BA with honors from Harvard in Music and History (Comparative East Asian), a PhD with distinction from Columbia (2010), and has been a Harvard Society of Fellows Junior Fellow since 2009. He is a pianist of considerable accomplishment. His teachers in composition, theory, and piano have included were Tristan Murail, Sebastian Currier, Brad Garton, George Lewis, Terry Pender, Fred Lerdahl, Bernard Rands, and Robert Levin.

Anthony's works have been performed by the Ensemble Intercontemporain, Paris, the Orchestra of the League of Composers, New York, the hr-Sinfonieorchester (Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra) in Darmstadt, the Ensemble Modern (Frankfurt, Berlin, and Munich), the Orchestre Nationale de Lille, the Orchestra Nationale de Lorraine, the American Composers Orchestra, the New York Youth Symphon, the Taipei Symphony Orchestra, MusicNOW of the CSO, MusicaNova in Helsinki, among many others. He has won a Koussevitsky Foundation commisssion, an eighth blackbird commission, and was first prize winner in the 6th International Henri Dutilleux Composition Competition, in addition to many other honors.

Anthony is also the Artistic Director and pianist of the Talea Ensemble, which performs in New York City and abroad.

His appointment at Chicago will begin in July 2013. He will be joined in Chicago by his wife Lu Wang, also a composer, who will be an affiliate member of the Committee on Chinese Studies in the Center for East Asian Studies.

Please join me in celebrating this great news!

Yours with best wishes,