Skip to content Skip to footer

Anthony Lanman (Tanku Kaligawa) May 23

Music Island/Sea Turtle Island
Composer Presentation
Classical Music for the 21st Century

Anthony Joseph Lanman has become one of his generation’s most dynamic composers of contemporary concert music. Embracing his background in rock and metal, he has forged a new sound for a new generation, praised by Gramophone Magazine as “Intense” and by The Strad as “Wild, Edgy and Raw to Contemplative, Sonorous and Seductive”. The Contemporary Recording Society says, “”It is through his heartfelt instincts, and not random experiments in sound, that Lanman has come up with something genuinely new”. It is Anthony’s aim to create new music that will be accessible to a wide audience of music lovers and connoisseurs alike.

Born in 1973 in Des Moines, Iowa, and raised in Houston, Texas, Anthony received his BM in composition at the University of Texas, and an MM and DM in composition from Indiana University. Mr. Lanman was lucky enough to be taught and inspired by Adam Holzman (classical guitar), Dan Welcher (composition), Nigel North (renaissance lute) and Sven-David Sandström (composition). Mr. Lanman is also an active performer on both the classical guitar and 8-string electric guitar.

Mr. Lanman has been commissioned by such diverse ensembles as Duo46, the Noné Trio, the Strung Out Trio, the California EAR Unit, the Oregon Bach Festival for the group Fireworks, the British new music group, Ensemble Eleven, and the Ft. Worth Symphony. Mr. Lanman’s music has been performed all over the United States as well as in Turkey, Cyprus, Italy, Greece, England, Austria and the Czech Republic. His music has been featured on radio stations throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. Mr. Lanman has participated as composer-in-residence at the Music02 festival held in Cincinnati OH, the 2005 Oregon Bach Festival, and at the “Essentially Choral” reading sessions held by Vocal Essence in Minneapolis, MN. He has received an ASCAP/Morton Gould Young Composer Award as well as several ASCAP Standard Awards.



  • Smith
    Posted May 27, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    Have you checked out, they are hosting mark chesnutt in concert on may 30th, at their ohio location this should be fun. check it out at

  • Kate Miranda
    Posted May 29, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    Hmmm. I may be missing something but there doesn’t seem to be anything on that site that relates to music in virtual reality? Am I missing something or was this just an indiscriminate salting of the blogosphere with comments on any blog with “music” in it?

Comments are closed.

We will give you emotions and impressions at our unforgettable festival! There is no better time than time spent with good music among friends.

Germany —
785 15h Street, Office 478
Berlin, De 81566

ThemeREX © 2024. All Rights Reserved.