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composer , music theorist , musicologist , university professor

Anton Rovner is a Russian-American composer, music critic and theorist.


Rovner, Anton was born on June 28, 1970 in Moscow. Came to the United States, 1974. Son of Arkady and Victoria (Andreyeva) Rovner.


He studied piano at the Manhattan School of Music, composition with Andrew Thomas and Milton Babbitt at the Juilliard School and with Charles Wuorinen at the Rutgers University.


Rovner comes from a Jewish intellectual family. 1974 they emigrated to the United States. Rovner earned a Ph.D. He also was a student of Eric Ewazen in Estherwood, New York and of Joseph Dubiel at Columbia University.

From 1989 to 1990 he was a fellowship student at the Moscow Conservatory (studies with Nikolai Sidelnikov). 2005 he was composer-in-residence at the Visby International Centre for Composers, Sweden. He interviewed composers like Jean-Luc Darbellay, Alvin Lucier and Tristan Murail.

His music has been presented in Europe, Asia and America.


Since 1992 he is artistic director of the Bridge Contemporary Music Series at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York and a member of the American Music Center.


Arkady Rovner

Victoria (Andreyeva) Rovner