Anthony Cheung (born 1982, San Francisco) is a composer and pianist. As a performer and advocate for new music, he is Artistic Director and pianist of the Talea Ensemble in New York. He received his BA in Music and History from Harvard and his MA and DMA from Columbia University, where he taught music history and ear training and served as assistant conductor of the Columbia University Orchestra. He is currently a Junior Fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows. His principal teachers have been Tristan Murail and Bernard Rands for composition and Robert Levin and Paul Hersh for piano, and he studied additionally at Tanglewood, Aspen, Acanthes, Domaine Forget, and Fontainebleau, where he worked with many leading composers.
Ensembles such as the Ensemble Modern, Le Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, Musiques Nouvelles, Dal Niente, International Contemporary Ensemble, the Minnesota Orchestra, the French National Orchestras of Lille and Lorraine, and eighth blackbird have performed his music. Current commissions include new works for the Ensemble Intercontemporain and the Talea Ensemble. Anthony has received numerous awards and commissions and his music has been played at festivals including Musica Nova Helsinki, Ultraschall Berlin, Wittener Tage, Tanglewood, and others. Honors include first prize and public prize at the 6th International Dutilleux Competition (2008), the Charles Ives Fellowship and Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters (2006 and 2003), and several ASCAP awards.