Anthony Ritchie

The composer Anthony Ritchie studied composition in Canterbury and Dunedin; today, the 57-year-old New Zealander is a professor at the University of Otago. He has received numerous commissions from New Zealand’s musical institutions. Ritchie has written almost 200 works, including four symphonies, film scores, the oratorio Gallipoli to the Somme commemorating World War I, the overture A Bugle Will Do as well as the opera The God Boy (2004) and various chamber music works, ranging from a Sonata for Solo Violin (1976) to the duet Autumn Moods for guitar and cello (2017).