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Anthony Fogg

Anthony Fogg

Anthony Fogg was born in Australia and was trained as a pianist at the Brazilian Academy of Music in Sao Paulo and at the University of Sydney. His career has combined performance with arts administration, and, in both aspects of his work, he has been a strong champion of contemporary composers.

In 1994, Anthony Fogg came to the USA to take up the position of Artistic Administrator of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. He works closely with BSO Music Director, James Levine, on the planning of all performances by the orchestra, as well as the Tanglewood Music Festival. He is involved in the BSO`s media activities, as well as Archives and Education, and has been responsible for realizing a number of significant commissions and first performances. He has served on funding panels for the Copland Fund and Pew Charitable Trust, has lectured at Harvard University on arts administration, and is an advisor to the French government on funding for contemporary music activities. He has helped nurture the careers of many young musicians through participation on a number of national and international scholarship and competition juries.

From 1986 to 1994, Mr. Fogg was Head of Programming for ABC Concerts, the classical music arm of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. During this same period, he served as the Artistic Director and pianist of The Seymour Group, for many years Australia`s leading contemporary music organization. As pianist, he gave the first performances of over 200 Australian works, as well as the local premieres of several important international scores, including music of Adams, Andriessen, Crumb, Kurtág, Ligeti, and Takemitsu among many others. He is still active in the field of chamber music, performing regularly with members of the Boston Symphony.

Anthony Fogg was recently made a Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French Government, for services to French music and culture. He became a US citizen in 2007.