FRANK CORCORAN (b 1944 )
Frank Corcoran was born in Tipperary in 1944. He studied in Dublin and Rome, and in Berlin with Boris lacher, returning there in 1980 with a Composer Fellowship. Since 1983 he has served as professor of composition and theory in Hamburg and in 1989-90 was a Fulbright guest-professor in the United States of America, lecturing at CalArts, Harvard, Bloomington, Boston College and elsewhere. His compositions include four symphonies, the first of which was first performed in Vienna in 1981, and several orchestral, chamber, electonic and vocal works. His compositions have been performed widely at home and abroad and he has received many commissions and awards, being represented at the International Rostrum of Composers in Paris, at Aspekte Salzburg, the Zagreb Biennale and elsewhere.