Anthony Fiumara

Anthony Fiumara

Anthony Fiumara (b.Tilburg 1968) is a composer and musicologist. He holds a Master degree in musicology (University of Utrecht). He was a lecturer at the Conservatories of Amsterdam and Zwolle and he worked at Donemus (publishing house for contemporary Dutch music) as a music editor.

Fiumara hosted radio programs and he worked as an editor for various periodicals (Dutch Journal of Music Theory, Luister, Mens en Melodie, to name some). He is currently a music journalist for the daily newspaper Trouw. His articles have appeared internationally in books, periodicals, magazines and cd booklets.

Fiumara is the artistic director of contemporary wind ensemble Orkest De Volharding (until 2009), co-founder and artistic director of vocal quintet Compagnie Bischoff and (until 2008) of the OUTPUT Festival, the Amsterdam electric guitar triennial. In 2009 he founded ensemble Lunapark, which he runs together with percussionist Arnold Marinissen.

In 1997, Fiumara transcribed/restored the Renaissance coronation mass for King Philip II, Escobedo’s Missa Philippus Rex Hispanie, resulting in a publication of the score by Mapa Mundi, two cd recordings (by Westminster Cathedral Choir and A Sei Voci), and a publication in Early Music magazine. In 2005 he made a translation of Ingo Metzmacher’s book on new music.

As a composer Fiumara took private lessons with Richard Rijnvos. He has written a number of works for soloists and for ensembles. For Orkest De Volharding, he arranged Short Ride in a Fast Machine by John Adams, as well as Steve Reich’s City Life, the latter published by Boosey & Hawkes. In 2008 the Dutch Radio Chamber Filharmonic Orechestra performed Aperture in the Amsterdam Concertgebouw.

Orkest de Volharding: "The Minimalists" (mode 214/215)