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Anna Clyne

Photo Credit: Javier Oddo
b. 1980


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Composes acoustic and electro-acoustic music, combining resonant soundscapes with propelling textures * Has collaborated with cutting-edge choreographers, film-makers, visual artists and musicians * Winner of the 2016 Hindemith Prize * Commissioned and performed throughout the US and around the world * GRAMMY Nomination for "Best Contemporary Classical Composition" in 2015 for Prince of Clouds * Recent honors include commissions from Carnegie Hall, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the Houston Ballet; awards from ASCAP, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and SEAMUS; performances by the American Composers Orchestra, London Sinfonietta, Minnesota Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra; and residency with Chicago Symphony Orchestra as Mead Composer in Residence.

Works by Anna Clyne include:
This Midnight Hour (2015) for orchestra
Night Ferry (2012) for orchestra
Prince of Clouds (2012) for two violins and string orchestra
Within Her Arms (2008–09) for string ensemble
Rest These Hands (2009) for solo violin or solo cello

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Looking Ahead: Clyne's 2016 orchestral work Abstractions is performed at the Cabrillo Festival. Masquerade receives its Australian Premiere in July with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra in Perth.

Additionally, Clyne is composer-in-residence with the Berkeley Symphony and artist-in-residence with National Sawdust. She is developing a new opera, Eva, as part of her OPERA America grant.
"[Anna Clyne is] an artist who writes from the heart, who defies categorization, and who reaches across all barriers and boundaries. Her compositions are meant to be played by skilled musicians and can reach different audiences, no matter what their background."
—Riccardo Muti

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