Anthony Cheung, born in San Francisco in 1982, is a composer and pianist. As a performer and advocate for new music, he is founding Artistic Director of the Talea Ensemble in New York. His music has been performed by the Ensemble Modern, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, Le Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, Linea, the Chicago Symphony’s MusicNOW, the Minnesota Orchestra, the French National Orchestras of Lille and Lorraine, and eighth blackbird, among others. The New York Philharmonic recently named him a co-recipient of the inaugural Kravis Prize, resulting in a commission for next season. He won first prize in the 6th International Dutilleux Competition. Cheung received his BA in Music and History from Harvard and doctorate from Columbia University, where he taught and also served as an assistant conductor of the Columbia University Orchestra. From 2009 to 2012, he was a Junior Fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows. He begins a teaching appointment at the University of Chicago in 2013.