Anis Fuleihan

Anis Fuleihan

Fellow: Awarded 1939

Field of Study: Music Composition

Competition: US & Canada

Born: 04-02-1900

Died: 10-11-1970

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1939–40:

FULEIHAN, ANIS:  Appointed for creative work in musical composition; tenure, twelve months from May 1, 1939.

Born April 2, 1900, in the Island of Cyprus. Education:  Piano studies with Alberto Jonàs; theory with Angelo d’Anna in Cyprus; theory with Harold Vincent Milligan, and instrumentation with L. Leslie Loth in the United States.

Principal compositions:  Mediterranean, performed by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, by the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, 1935, by the Illinois Symphony Orchestra, 1936, by the New York Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra, 1937, by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, by the Philadelphia Orchestra at Robin Hood Dell, 1938, by the British Broadcasting Corporation Orchestra, 1939; Preface to a Child’s Story Book, performed by the New York Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra, 1936; Concerto No. 1 for Piano and String Orchestra, performed at the Saratoga Springs Festival, 1937, by the National Orchestral Association, by the Philadelphia Sinfonietta, by the Boyd Need String Orchestra, London, by the British Broadcasting Corporation Orchestra, 1938, by the William Rees Concert Society, Manchester, England, and by the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, 1939; Concerto No. 2 for Piano and Orchestra, performed by the New York Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra, 1938, and by the Montreal Orchestra, 1939.

Publications:  Three Arabian Preludes, 1920; “Ah ‘twas a Flower” (song), 1920; Mediterranean, 1935; Concerto No. 1, for piano and string orchestra, 1938; Concerto No. 2, for piano and orchestra, 1938.