THEODORE ANTONIOU (b 1935 )
Theodore Antoniou, one of the most eminent and prolific contemporary musicians, had a distinguished career as composer, conductor, and professor of composition at Boston University. He studied violin, singing and composition at the National Conservatory of Athens, with further studies in conducting and composition at the Hochschule für Musik in Munich, and the International Music Centre in Darmstadt. After holding teaching positions at Stanford University, the University of Utah and the Philadelphia Musical Academy, he became professor of composition at Boston University in 1978. As a conductor Antoniou was engaged by several major orchestras and ensembles. In 1974 he became assistant director of contemporary activities at Tanglewood, a position he held until 1985. Theodore Antoniou’s works are numerous and varied in nature, ranging from operas and choral works to chamber music, from film and theatre music to solo instrumental pieces, his scores for theatre and film music alone numbering more than a hundred and fifty compositions.