South Carolina Arts Commission

South Carolina Arts Commission

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Man Fang

SCAD ID - #339


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  • Opera/Musical Theatre
  • Theatre
  • Music

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About


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, Camerata Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Mannheimer Philharmoniker, Basel Sinfonietta, American Composers Orchestra, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, National Orchestre de Lorraine, Minnesota Orchestra, Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, Prism Saxophone Quartet, Dolce Suono Ensemble, Ensemble UnitedBerlin, Cassatt String Quartet, Music from China, among others.

She was the composer-in-residence with the Mannheimer Philharmoniker under Boian Videnoff in Germany for their 2019-20 season. Her newest commission from the San Francisco Symphony and League of American Orchestras funded by the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation, will be a large-scale Sheng (Chinese mouth organ) concerto to be premiered by Sheng virtuoso Wu Wei and conducted by SFSO's new director Esa-Pekka Salonen in 2022. She is the recipient of numerous prizes including the Guggenheim Fellowship, Koussevitzky Foundation Commission, Toru Takemitsu Award (Japan), Opera America Discovery Grant, the National Endowment for the Arts Award, Siemens Berlin Music Foundation Commission etc. She obtained the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Cornell University and currently an Associate Professor at the University of South Carolina.

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