Artists :: Anthony Ritchie

Anthony Ritchie

Anthony Ritchie is one of New Zealands most prolific composers, having written over 150 works including four operas, three symphonies and several concertos.

Ritchie completed his Bachelor of Music with Honours at the University of Canterbury and went on to study composition with Attila Bozay at the List Academy before completing a PhD on the music of Bela Bartok, studying at the Bartock Archieves in Budapest.

Ritchie has been the Composer-in-Schools in Christchurch, the Mozart Fellow at the University of Otago and Composer-in-Residence for the Dunedin Sinfonia.  He has received commisions from a diverse range of performers including the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, The Australian Song Company and the National Brass Band of New Zealand.

Notable successes have included the premiere of both his second symphony and his opera, Quartet, in the New Zealand International Arts Festival. 

Nine CD's of his music have been released to date, most recently being his, A Bugle will Do, released by Atoll Records and a finalist in the New Zealand Music Awards.  The immense success of his Flute Concerto is also creating and international reputation for this New Zealand composer.

Anthony is currently an Associate Professor in Composition at Otago University.

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