Lann, Vanessa

American. Composer. b. Brooklyn, New York, April 6, 1968. Pianist since the age of five. “Studied composition with Ruth Schonthal at the Westchester Conservatory of Music, where she received the William Petchek Scholarship. For two summers she was a scholarship student at the Tanglewood Institute. She was graduated summa cum laude from the music department of Harvard University, where her teachers included Earl Kim, Leon Kirchner and Peter Lieberson. Lann won the New York Music Teachers Association ‘Herbert Zipper Prize,’ the New York Musicians Club ‘Bohemians Prize’ and the Harvard University ‘Hugh F. MacColl Prize.’ She directed the Harvard Group For New Music and was co-founder of the Harvard Group For Gender Studies In Music. She also produced and announced radio feature programs (WHRB, Cambridge) and worked as music director for productions at the American Repertory Theater. In 1990 Vanessa Lann was awarded the Harvard University ‘John Knowles Paine Traveling Fellowship,’ which brought her to The Netherlands. She received her Masters Degree with highest honors in 1993 from the Royal Conservatory of The Hague, where her teachers included Theo Loevendie, Gilius van Bergeijk and Louis Andriessen.” Currently, Lann lives and works as a composer in The Netherlands. She is also a professor at Webster University. She has been commissioned to write pieces from groups and individuals throughout Europe. At the moment she is composing a work for the Residentie Orchestra of The Hague for their 2006/2007 season. More information on Vanessa can be found on her website, including a list of compositions, commissions, CDs and reviews of her work and how to obtain them.