Born 1977 in China, Fang Man is currently a freelance composer. Her original concert music has been performed worldwide by various orchestras and ensembles, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra-New Music Group, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra (Japan), Orchestre National de Lorraine (France), Minnesota Orchestra, American Composers Orchestra, Peabody Symphony Orchestra, Festival Chamber Orchestra, Music From China Ensemble, among others. She is the recipient of the Toru Takemitsu Award (Japan), Frank Huntington Beebe Fellowship, Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship, Sacem Scholarship (France), Olin and Sage Fellowship, Cecil Effinger Fellowship, ASCAPlus Awards and Composer Assistant Grants from the American Music Center.
In 2007, she won the 3rd prize of the Toru Takemitsu Award for her work Aqua In Memoriam
Toru Takemitsu for large orchestra, which was premiered by the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra
under Chikara Iwamura in Japan. In October of the same year, Ambush From Ten Sides for Guitar
and Live Electronics was premiered by Guitarist Philippe Pannier at Espace de Projection IRCAM-
Centre Pompidou in Paris France. The piece was later performed by Guitarist Seth Josel at
Sinus~Ton Festival 2008 in Magdeburg Germany. Recent projects include a Clarinet Concerto
with Live Electronics, commissioned by the American Composers Orchestra (ACO) which was
premiered by Clarinetist Derek Bermel with George Manahan conducting at Carnegie Hall New
York City in February 2009. The Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra also commissioned her a
new piece for large ensemble with live electronics, which was premiered under the baton of Esa-Pekka Salonen in April 2009 at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. Additional credits include invitations to the Gaudeamus Music Week (Netherlands), Centre Acanthes (France), June in Buffalo Festival, Bowdoin Summer Festival, and Cabrillo Festival of New Music.
Fang Man is a doctoral candidate at Cornell University, where her primary teachers are Steven Stucky and Roberto Sierra. She was chosen to participate the one-year computer music course at IRCAM Paris between 2006 and 2007, where she studied with Brian Ferneyhough, Jonathan Harvey, Mauro Lanza, Jean Lochard. Emmanuel Jourdan, Mikhail Malt, Yan Marez, and Tristan Murail. She was a graduate from the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing where she studied with Du Ming-xin and Ye Xiao-gang. She has also studied with Richard Toensing and Michael Theodore at University of Colorado at Boulder from 2000 to 2001.
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