Anthony GengeCA

Born in Vancouver, composer Anthony Genge worked as a performer of jazz and rhythm and blues before studying composition. He was a student of the American composer Morton Feldman, and received his Ph.D. in composition in 1985. He also studied composition at McGill University and the University of Victoria, and with the Japanese composer Jo Kondo in Tokyo.

Genge’s music is characterized by its distinctive harmonic language, elegant orchestration and postmodern mix of musical elements. His compositions have been performed by leading orchestras, soloists and chamber ensembles in the Canada, the United States, Europe and Japan. Many of his works are available on recordings, and have been used for film and dance.

In addition to his work as a composer, Genge maintains an active career as one of Canada’s leading jazz pianists.  Currently, he divides his time between Victoria, B.C., on the Canadian west coast, and Antigonish, Nova Scotia on the east coast of Canada, where he is Professor of Music at St. Francis Xavier University.

Anthony Genge