Matthew Tommasini

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Matthew Tommasini


Matthew Tommasini (b. 1978) is an American composer.

Mr. Tommasini holds degrees in composition from the University of Michigan (DMA, MA) where he studied with Bright Sheng, William Bolcom, Michael Daugherty, and Leslie Bassett; and UCLA (BA) where he studied with Paul Chihara and Ian Krouse.

He has been awarded top prizes including the Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the ASCAP/CBDNA Frederick Fennell Prize and grants from the ASCAP Foundation's Leonard Bernstein Fund and the American Music Center's Composer Assistance Program, among others. He was named Finalist in the International Composition Competition Città di Udine and awarded Top Prize in the Professional Division of the Foundation for Modern Music’s Robert Avalon International Competition for Composition.

Mr. Tommasini has been commissioned by organizations including the New York Youth Symphony, the Milwaukee Ballet, and the Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings/Oberlin Conservatory/University of Michigan Consortium.

His orchestral works have been performed at the Munich Chamber Orchestra HKUST Reading Sessions, the Underwood Reading Sessions of the American Composers Orchestra and at the Riverside Reading Sessions of the Riverside Symphony, and by the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra, and New York Youth Symphony.

His chamber works have been performed by Richard Stoltzman, Mivos Quartet, Daedalus Quartet, Parker Quartet, Antares, Gary Levinson, and Adam Neiman, and at New York Festival of Song.

Mr. Tommasini is Co-Founder and Composer-in-Residence of the critically-acclaimed Connections Chamber Music Series.

Currently, he lives in Hong Kong where he is Associate Artistic Director of the internationally-acclaimed composers and performers festival, The Intimacy of Creativity, the HKUST Music Alive! concert series, and Composer-in-Residence/Visiting Associate Professor at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology where he coordinates a quickly growing creative arts program.

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