Born in 1961 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Torke studied both piano and composition at Eastman and composition at Yale. He has often used elements of popular music in his compositions and has had commissions from major symphony orchestras.
Boosey & Hawkes: Michael Torke
Picture, biography, an introduction to Torke's music by Mark Swed, worklist, news, performances, recordings, and sound samples.
Classical Net - Composers: Torke
Picture, biography, list of works, recordings, performances, interview, news, and program notes.
Kalvos & Damian: Michael Torke
Audio files and recordings.
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