biography (<200 words)

RICHARD AN (b.1995) is a composer and performer, born and raised in Los Angeles.

Richard’s primary amibitions as a performer lie in interpretations of modern and contemporary music, and has performed music by Christopher Cerrone, Tristan Perich, Andrew McIntosh, Natacha Diels, Du Yun and Raven Chacon, Caroline Shaw, Oyvind Torvund, Sofia Gubaidulina, Julius Eastman, Steve Reich, Jurg Frey, Joan Tower, Stephen Hartke, Zhou Long, Tom Johnson, Beat Furrer, Eve Beglarian, George Crumb, Luciano Berio, Lucky Mosko, Toru Takemitsu, Morton Feldman, Olivier Messiaen, John Cage, Pauline Oliveros and more. Richard performs with stickytack (a piano+ duo), house on fire (a new music trio) and quartet friends (a 2pno 2perc quartet), and has performed with Monday Evening Concerts’ Echoi Ensemble and The Industry.

Richard plays piano and percussion, and has been known to sing, conduct, and teach.

Richard’s music has been performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Calder Quartet, members of Yarn/Wire, HOCKET, Resound Duo, Great Noise Ensemble, and more.

Richard has a Bachelor of Music in Composition from the University of Southern California and a Master of Fine Art from the California Institute of the Arts. He plays taiko and tabla, and makes YouTube videos.