ANTHONY RITCHIE (b 1960 )
Anthony Ritchie studied composition at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, Hungary, and completed a PhD on the music of Bartók. He was a Mozart Fellow at the University of Otago from 1988 to 1989, and composer-in-residence with the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra from 1993 to 1994. He is currently professor of music at the University of Otago. His guitar output reaches back to his work Rhapsody, written for Suzanne Court in 1988, and includes the popular short solo Melancholia (1991), as well as a Guitar Concerto (1999), commissioned by Matthew Marshall. His most recent addition to the repertoire is Autumn Moods for guitar and cello (2017).