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Richard Wilson

Photo: Dominique Nabokov

Richard Wilson is the composer of three symphonies, five string quartets, the opera Aethelred the Unready, and over one hundred other orchestral, chamber and vocal works. His many awards include an Academy Award in Music as well as the Hinrichsen Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Stoeger Prize from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Cleveland Arts Prize, the Burge/Eastman Prize, a Frank Huntington Beebe Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship. As a pianist, he has been soloist with the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra, the Bach Society Orchestra, the Hudson Valley Philharmonic, the American Symphony Chamber Orchestra, and the Residentie-Orkest of The Hague. Since 1992 Mr. Wilson has served as Composer-in-Residence with the American Symphony. He joined the Vassar College faculty in 1966, became Mary Conover Mellon Professor of Music in 1988, and retired on January 1, 2017.

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