Fellow: Awarded 2012
Field of Study: Music Composition
Competition: US & Canada
Hailed as “inventive and breathtaking” by New York Times critic Steven Smith, Fang Man is a Chinese-born composer who lives in the United States. She has obtained a doctorate in music composition from Cornell University, where she studied with Steven Stucky and Roberto Sierra. She also holds a computer music certificate from IRCAM-Paris. Fang Man’s original concert music has been performed worldwide by notable orchestras and ensembles such as the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra New Music Group under the baton of Esa-Pekka Salonen, American Composers Orchestra, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, Britten-Pears Orchestra (UK), National Orchestre de Lorraine (France), Peabody Symphony Orchestra, Cabrillo Festival Orchestra, and Music from China, among others. She is the recipient of a Koussevitzky Music Foundation commission, Los Angeles Philharmonic commission, an Underwood/ACO New Music commission, Toru Takemitsu Award (Japan), Meet the Composer commission, Dolce Suono Ensemble Mahler-Schoenberg Project commission, Prism Quartet/Music From China commission, Bank of America commission, the Darmstadt Stipend-Prize-Award, SACEM Scholarship (France), Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship, Frank Huntington Beebe Fellowship, Music from China Award, etc. She has been invited to new music festivals such as the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence (France), Darmstadt New Music Festival (Germany), Centre Acanthes (France), Aspen Music Festival (USA), Gaudeamus Music Week (the Netherlands), and June in Buffalo (USA), among others. And she was a resident composer at the Hermitage Artist Retreat in Florida, Aldeburgh Music Centre in the United Kingdom, and Civitella Ranieri Music Foundation in Italy.
Fang Man previously held positions as a Composer-in-Residence and Assistant Professor of Music at the Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory of Music, and a Visiting Assistant Professor at Duke University. She is currently a Research Assistant Professor at the University of South Carolina.
Song of Sorrow