American composer Richard Hundley is best known and loved for his many concert songs, now performed by several generations of famous and rising young artists. Teresa Stratas, Frederica von Stade, Marilyn Horne, Renee Fleming, Jennifer Larmore, Arlene Auger, Anna Moffo, Rosalind Elias, Anneliese Rothenberger, William Warfield, Giorgio Tozzi, Paul Sperry, David Daniels and Stephanie Blythe are among the internationally known artists who have performed his music. The composer was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, raised in Kentucky, and resides in New York City. He attended the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and continued his studies in New York with Israel Citkowitz, William Flanagan, and Virgil Thomson.
Hundley is one of only twelve composers recognized as a “standard American composer for vocalists” by the International American Music Competition, sponsored by Carnegie Hall and the Rockefeller Foundation. His songs are part of the vocal repertory in every major music school in the United States as well as leading music schools in Europe. Four of Mr. Hundley’s song collections are published by Boosey & Hawkes.