Tony Solitro (b. 1984, Worcester, MA) is a composer of both acoustic and electroacoustic music, and has written for diverse ensembles and instrumentations. His catalogue includes compositions for large ensemble, numerous vocal works (opera, art song with piano and other mixed instrumental ensembles, choral), chamber music, fixed and interactive electronic works, and incidental music for theatrical productions (Molière's Learned Ladies and Shakespeare's The Tempest).
Recent commissions include War Wedding, for tenor and piano, which was commissioned by the American tenor, Justin Vickers, and was awarded The University of Pennsylvanian’s Helen L. Weiss Award for vocal compositions; an opera vignette based on a tale from Boccaccio’s Decameron, commissioned by the American Composers Forum, Philadelphia Chapter, which was premiered by the International Opera Theater in November, 2010, and subsequently toured to Italy in August, 2011; and Passages, a trio for alto flute, violin, and violoncello, which was premiered by Network for New Music.
Tony is currently a PhD candidate and the Crumb Music Fellow (2011-2012) at The University of Pennsylvania, and resides in Philadelphia, PA. To hear recordings, see videos, and to find out about upcoming events, visit www.tonysolitro.com.