BIOGRAPHY

Hailed as “inventive and breathtaking” by the New York Times, Fang Man is a Chinese-born American composer. Her 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, Camerata Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Basel Sinfonietta, American Composers Orchestra, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, National Orchestre de Lorraine, Minnesota Orchestra, Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, Aldeburgh Symphony Orchestra, Peabody Symphony Orchestra, Baldwin-Wallace Symphony Orchestra, USC Wind Ensemble, Prism Saxophone Quartet, Dolce Suono Ensemble, Ensemble UnitedBerlin, Cassatt String Quartet, Music from China, among others.

She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, Koussevitzky Foundation Commission, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra Association Commission, an Underwood/ACO Commission, Toru Takemitsu Award (Japan), Opera America Discovery Grant, the National Endowment for the Arts Award, Siemens Berlin Music Foundation Commission, NewMusicUSA Commission, the 47th UWRF Commissioned Composer, Dolce Suono Ensemble Mahler-Schoenberg Project Commission, Prism Saxophone Quartet /Music From China Commission, USC Provost Grant, Bank of America Gallery Commission, the Darmstadt Stipend-Prize-Award, SACEM Scholarship (France), Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship, Frank Huntington Beebe Fellowship, Music from China Award, among others.

Her music has been heard at the Carnegie Hall, Symphony Space, Merkin Concert Hall, Miller Theater (New York); Walt Disney Hall (Los Angeles); Espace de Projection of IRCAM-Centre Pompidou (Paris), Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall (Japan), Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts (Philadelphia), Friedberg Concert Hall (Baltimore), Bank of America Tower (Seattle), Beijing Concert Hall (China), etc. She has been invited to new music festivals such as the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, Centre Acanthes (France); Darmstadt New Music Festival, Festival Blurred Edges, Global Ear Festival, Sinus~Ton Festival (Germany); Gaudeamus Music Week (the Netherlands); Cabrillo Festival, Aspen Music Festival, June in Buffalo, and Bowdoin Summer Music Festival (USA), among others. She was invited as a resident composer at the Hermitage Artist Retreat in Florida, Aldeburgh Music Centre (UK), and Civitella Ranieri Music Foundation (Italy). Besides the digital album with the American Composers Orchesta released in 2012, another album with the Prism Saxophone Quartet and Music From China Ensemble was released in March 2014. She is currently in the process of creating three new albums including one that is fully devoted to her orchestral music.

Fang's primary teachers include Steven Stucky and Roberto Sierra at Cornell Univ., where she obtained the Master of Fine Arts degree and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree. She was chosen to participate in the one-year Computer Music and Composition courses at IRCAM-Centre Pompidou, where she studied composition with Brian Ferneyhough, Jonathan Harvey, Yan Marez, and Tristan Murail. She also studied with Richard Toensing and Michael Theodore at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Before she moved to the United States, she obtained the Bachelor of Music degree from the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, where she studied with Du Ming-Xin and Ye Xiao-Gang.

Fang Man is an Assistant Professor at the University of South Carolina. She previously held positions as the Composer-in-Residence at the Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory of Music, and a Visiting Assistant Professor at Duke University.  

                                                             

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方满的作品被纽约时报评为“有创造力和令人赞叹的”,并由世界各地著名乐团演出过。这其中包括洛杉矶爱乐乐团的新音乐组由指挥家Esa-Pekka Salonen执棒首演, 荷兰皇家音乐厅管弦乐团瑞士巴塞尔交响乐团斯洛伐克爱乐乐团美国作曲家交响乐团东京爱乐交响乐团法国洛林国家交响乐团美国明尼苏达交响乐团,  美国皮博迪交响乐团Prism萨克斯四重奏组Dolce Suono 室内乐组Music from China,等等。 

方满曾荣获过许多作曲大奖,如古根海姆奖库塞维斯基奖美国交响乐协会/三藩交响乐团委约, 美国歌剧协会探索奖, 第四十七届UWRF委约作曲家奖, 美国国家艺术基金会奖Siemens Music Foudation 委约, 洛杉矶爱乐乐团委约, 美国作曲家交响乐团委约, 日本武满彻作曲奖Dolce Suono乐团马勒-勋伯格项目委约奖, Prism萨克斯四重奏组、中国之声乐团委约, Meet the Composer委约, 美国银行画廊委约, 德国达姆施塔特音乐节奖,法国SACEM奖学金, 凯特·尼尔金利纪念奖学金, 弗兰克·亨廷顿毕比奖学金, Acanthes中心助学金, 中国之声作曲奖, 康奈尔大学奥林和贤能奖学金, 科罗拉多大学赛西尔·伊夫尹格奖学金, 美国音乐中心作曲家奖, 美国作曲家协会年奖等。她的作品曾在纽约卡耐基音乐厅, 洛杉矶沃尔特·迪士尼音乐厅, 巴黎蓬皮杜中心IRCAM-Espace de Projection音乐厅, 东京歌剧音乐厅费城安奈伯格艺术中心, 巴尔的摩Friedberg音乐厅, 纽约哥伦比亚大学米勒戏剧厅, 西雅图美国银行大楼, 纽约莫尔金音乐厅北京音乐厅等演出。

 

许多知名的新音乐节都曾上演过她的作品,例如法国歌剧节Festival d'Aix-en-Provence,  德国Darmstadt新音乐节法国Centre Acanthes新音乐节德国汉堡Blurred Edges新音乐节德国德累斯顿Global Ear新音乐节德国马格德堡Sinus~Ton新音乐节美国圣克鲁斯Cabrillo新音乐节美国阿斯本新音乐节荷兰阿姆斯特丹新音乐节美国June in Buffalo新音乐节,和美国Bowdoin夏季新音乐节等。她还应邀访问过许多音乐中心,例如佛罗利达Hermitage艺术家中心英国奥尔德堡音乐中心,和意大利Civitella Ranieri音乐中心。 

方满在康奈尔大学Steven StuckyRoberto Sierra教授的指导下获得艺术硕士和音乐博士学位。她曾被法国蓬皮杜电子音乐中心IRCAM 的作曲和电子音乐计划选入学习一年,并向作曲大师Brian FerneyhoughJonathan Harvey, Mauro Lanza, Mikhail Malt, Yan Marez, 和Tristan Murail学习作曲。她还在科罗拉多伯德大学Richard ToensingMichael Theodore学习过。在到美国留学前,她在中国北京中央音乐学院师从杜鸣心叶小刚教授学习,获得音乐学士学位。

 

方满现任教于美国南卡罗莱纳大学。她之前曾任教于鲍德温-华莱士音乐学院杜克大学, 并在那里教授了一门关于波兰作曲家鲁托斯拉夫斯基和日本作曲家武满彻的研究生课程。自2011年来, 方满和她的先生孙懿及孩子在南卡罗来纳州安家, 闲余时间喜爱钻研厨艺和园艺。www.fangmanmusic.com