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John Corigliano

John Corigliano was born on February 16, 1938 in New York City, New York, USA. He is known for his work on The Red Violin (1998), Altered States (1980) and Revolution (1985). See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Red Violin Composer
Altered States Composer
Revolution Composer
Great Performances Music Department


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  New York Philharmonic Young People's Concerts (TV Series) (assistant to the director - 13 episodes, 1961 - 1969) (assistant to the producer - 7 episodes, 1961 - 1970)
- A Copland Celebration (1970) ... (assistant to the producer - as John Corigliano Jr.)
- Fidelio - A Celebration of Life (1970) ... (assistant to the producer - as John Corigliano Jr.)
- Two Ballet Birds (1969) ... (assistant to the director - as John Corigliano Jr.)
- Berlioz Takes a Trip (1969) ... (assistant to the director - as John Corigliano Jr.)
- Fantastic Variations (Don Quixote) (1968) ... (assistant to the director - as John Corigliano Jr.)
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 2008 The Oscar Winning Chaconne (Video short)
 1992 The Ghosts of Versailles (TV Movie) (music by)
 1985 Revolution
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 1998 The Red Violin (orchestrator)
 1988 Great Performances (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- Bacall on Bogart (1988) ... (composer: theme music)
 1987 Tales from the Hollywood Hills: A Table at Ciro's (TV Movie) (composer: theme music)
 1984 Smithsonian World (TV Series documentary) (composer: theme music)
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 2017 Pianoforte (Short) (writer: "String Quartet No. 1") (completed)
 2016 Éternité (writer: "FANTASIA ON AN OSTINATO")
 2013 So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Top 6 Perform: 2 Eliminated (2013) ... (music: "Anna's Theme")
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 2017 Chasing the Moment (Documentary)
 2017 Samuel Barber: Absolute Beauty (Documentary)
 2014 Sharon Isbin: Troubadour (Documentary)
Himself - interviewee / composer
 2000 The 72nd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special)
Himself - Winner
 1998 American Masters (TV Series documentary)

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Other Works:

Opera "The Ghosts of Versailles" See more »

Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

John Corigliano Jr.

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Was composer-in-residence for Chicago Symphony Orchestra (1987-1990). See more »


Known for his haunting, dissonant, menacing & ominous pieces in his modern classical pieces.

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