ITHACA, N.Y. – A Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, longtime Cornell University faculty member and resident composer with the Los Angeles Philharmonic has died. Steven Stucky was 66.
His publicist, Jessica Lustig, says Stucky died Sunday at his home in Ithaca after having aggressive brain cancer.
Stucky won a Pulitzer Prize in 2005 for his "Second Concerto for Orchestra," commissioned for and premiered by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, where he was resident composer from 1988-2009. He also wrote for other major U.S. ensembles including those of Chicago, Baltimore, Cleveland, Dallas and Philadelphia.
Stucky was born in Kansas and raised in Texas. He studied at Baylor and Cornell, returning to Cornell to teach in 1980. He joined the faculty of The Juilliard School in 2014.
He is survived by his wife, Kristen, and two children.