Daniel Moreira (b. 1984, Brazil) is composer and conductor of contemporary classical music. After studies in Physics, he studied composition and music theory in Germany (Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg and Musikhochschule Stuttgart), United States (University of Texas at Austin) and Brazil (Universidade Federal do Grande do Sul). His main teachers were Marco Stroppa, Manfred Stahnke and C.L. Chaves. He has also participated in Workshops and Master courses from composers and ensembles such as Brian Ferneyhough, Georges Aperghis, Chaya Czernowin, Rebecca Saunders, Mark André, Claus Steffen Mahnkopf, Ensemble Modern, ensemble recherche, Musikfabrik and Elision Ensemble.
For his works Daniel has been awarded with prizes and scholarships such as the German Music Competition 2012, Stuttgarter Kompositionspreis, DAAD Prize 2011, Gaudeamus music prize finalist, Mozart Stiftung scholarship, BNI Comission Competition, Salvatore Martirano Award (2nd Prize), residency prizes at Schloss Wiepersdorf, Künstlerhaus Lauenburg etc. His compositions have already been heard in the USA, Europa, Asia, Australia and South-America in such important venues and festivals as the ECLAT Festival, Gaudeamus Music Week, Darmstadt Summer Courses, Philharmonie Essen, Cresc. Biennale, ISCM World New Music Days, Academy of arts in Berlin, Wet Ink Concert Series, Donaueschinger Musiktage Off-Programm, Festival Contemporâneo-RS etc.
As a conductor he studied in the USA with Robert Carnochan, in Germany with Lorenz Nordmeyer and in Italy with Michael Luig. Daniel is specialized in the contemporary repertoire and had the privilege to premiere works from a great number of international composers ranging from opera, music theatre, orchestral and ensemble works. He founded and conducts the new music ensemble Volumina Consort. In 2008 he was nominated production director of the new music festival Contemporaneo-RS and from 2010 to 2011 he organized the concert series “die Lange Nacht der Neuen Werke” at the HfMT Hamburg.
Daniel worked as a researcher in the field of interactive Music and his Software “DFM Granuloma” won the first Research prize of the UFRGS. Furthermore Daniel has been writing articles and essays about Acoustics, Composition, Aesthetics, Spectral and Electroacoustic music.
Daniel is docent for composition and theory at the University of Music, Drama and Media in Hanover, Germany.
As of January 2017
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