Anthony Ritchie studied composition at Canterbury University, and the Liszt Academy in Hungary. He moved to Dunedin in 1988 to be Mozart Fellow in composition, at Otago University, and later was Composer-in-Residence with the Dunedin Sinfonia completing his Symphony No 1 “Boum”. In 2000 his Symphony No2 was premiered by the Auckland Philarmonia at the International Festival of the Arts.
In 2004 his opera, The God Boy, was a crtically acclaimed success at the Otago Arts Festival.
In the last five years Anthony has had six CDs of his compositions released, including Remember Parihaka, featuring smaller orchestral works, NZ Poets in Song featuring songs, as well as chamber and piano music.
Anthony is well known for the widely performed Flute Concerto, written for Alexa Still and recorded twice on CD.
Anthony has composed over 150 compositions many of which have been performed internationally. He is now a senior lecturer in composition at the University of Otago in Dunedin.
For further information www.anthonyritchie.co.nz