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Richard Wilson is the composer of over one hundred works in many genres. He was the recent recipient both of the Roger Sessions Memorial Bogliasco Fellowship and an Academy Award in Music from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He has previously received the Hinrichsen Award, the Stoeger Prize, the Cleveland Arts Prize, the Burge/Eastman Prize, a Frank Huntington Beebe Award, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Recent commissions have come from the Koussevitzky and Fromm Foundations. His orchestral works have been performed by the San Francisco Symphony, the London Philharmonic, the American Symphony, the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, the Pro-Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston, the Orquesta Sinfonica de Colombia, the Residentie Orkest of The Hague, and the Hudson Valley Philharmonic Mr. Wilson studied composition with Robert Moevs at Harvard, in Rome, and at Rutgers University. He holds the Mary Conover Mellon Chair in Music at Vassar; he is also Composer-in-Residence with the American Symphony Orchestra. His opera Aethelred the Unready received its first staged performance at Symphony Space in January, 2011.