Anton Rovner

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Anton Rovner (2019)

Anton Arkadyevich Rovner ( Russian Антон Аркадьевич Ровнер ; transcription Anton Arkadjewitsch Rowner; born June 28, 1970 in Moscow ) is a Russian -born American composer , music critic and music theorist .


Rovner was born in Russia in 1970 as the son of the writer Arkady Rovner and emigrated to the USA with his family in 1974.

He studied piano at the Manhattan School of Music and composition with Andrew Thomas and Milton Babbitt at the Juilliard School (Masters 1993) and from 1994 to 1997 with Charles Wuorinen at Rutgers University , where he received his Ph.D. made. He also studied composition with Eric Ewazen at the Estherwood Music Festival, for two years music theory with Joseph Dubiel at Columbia University and with Vladimir Tarnopolski and Tristan Murail . From 1989 to 1990 he received a scholarship for the Moscow Conservatory with Nikolai Sidelnikow and Yuri Cholopow . He wrote his diploma thesis about the composer Sergei Protopopow . In 1998 he attended the Darmstadt summer courses .

From 1992 to 1997 he was artistic director of the Bridge Contemporary Music Series at Lincoln Center , where he invited Russian, European and American composers. He advises the Composers Concordance in New York and is a member of the American Music Center and the Composers Guild in New Jersey. He also organized several concerts in Saint Petersburg and Moscow.

His works have been performed in Russia, Ukraine, Italy, South Korea, Moldova, France, Romania, Switzerland and the USA. In 2005 he was a guest composer at the Visby International Center for Composers in Sweden. He is also active as a music critic for Muzykal'naja akademija , Musica Ukrainica online magazine and the 21st Century Music Magazine , among others . For the latter music magazine he conducted interviews with composers such as Jean-Luc Darbellay , Tristan Murail and Alvin Lucier . In addition, he was a journalist at the ISCM World Music Days 2000 and several times at the Dresden Days of Contemporary Music .

He has lived in Moscow since 1997, where he teaches at the Chair of Interdisciplinary Musicology (Professor Valentina Cholopowa ) in the Faculty of Music Theory and Music History at the Conservatory .


Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Authors of Overstepping Interview with Eve Beglarian ( Memento from December 27, 2015 in the Internet Archive ) (PDF; 122 kB)
  2. ^ Website of the Moscow Conservatory
  3. ^ BMI Student Composer Award Winners