Fellow: Awarded 2008
Field of Study: Music Composition
Competition: US & Canada
Anthony Korf was born in New York City on December 14, 1951. He began his musical training on piano, winds and percussion and received his master's degree in performance from the Manhattan School of Music. A founding director of Riverside Symphony, he led the contemporary music ensemble Parnassus for 27 years as its founding artistic director and conductor.
His major works include a Requiem, commissioned by The San Francisco Symphony; his first symphony, commissioned by The American Composers Orchestra and The Jerome Foundation; his second and third symphonies, composed for Riverside Symphony with commissioning funds from The New York State Council on the Arts and The New York State Music Fund respectively; and a cantata for The New York Virtuoso Singers commissioned by the Koussevitsky Music Foundation. Other honors include a Godard Lieberson Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, an NEA consortium commission and an Astral Foundation career grant.
He currently resides in New York City with his wife Colleen and son Damon.