Mario Merz Prize

Edition 4


William Dougherty

William Dougherty (Philadelphia – USA, 1988), lives in Paris and Philadelphia.

Dougherty is an American composer and recipient of the 2021 Luciano Berio Rome Prize in Music Composition from the American Academy in Rome. His music has been featured in festivals such as the Klangspuren Festival (2021), IRCAM’s ManiFeste (2019), musikprotokoll (2018), Donaueschingen Musiktage (2017), New Music Miami (2017), Tectonics Festival New York (2015), the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival (2015), the Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik in Darmstadt (2014), the New York Philharmonic Biennale (2014), and broadcast on BBC Radio 3. Dougherty has received awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Gaudeamus Muziekweek, the Internationale Gesellschaft für Neue Musik (IGNM/ISCM), the Aaron Copland House, SEAMUS, ASCAP, BMI, the American Composers Forum, the Philadelphia Orchestra Association, and the UK Foreign Aid and Commonwealth Office.