Hungary, 1969
Composer • Performer (guitar) • Conductor

Dániel Péter Biró is Associate Professor of Composition and Music Theory at the University of Victoria in Victoria, BC, Canada. He received his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 2004; his dissertation examines historical relationships between orality, memory and notational development in Hungarian laments, Jewish Torah recitation and early Christian plainchant. In 2006 he was a research fellow at the University of Victoria Centre for Studies in Religion and Society. In 2011 he was Visiting Professor at Utrecht University where he undertook computational research of Jewish and Islamic chant practices. He has been commissioned by festivals (Eclat Festival, Darmstadt International Summer Courses, Toronto New Music Concerts, Vancouver New Music) and his music has been performed by the Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Ensemble Surplus, ensemble recherche, Neue Vocalsolisten, JACK String Quartet, Ralf Ehlers and the Talea Ensemble. His work has won international prizes (Kodály Prize, Gigahertz Production Prize). He is co-editor of The String Quartets of Béla Bartók: Tradition and Legacy in Analytical Perspective (Oxford University Press) and Search: Journal for New Music and Culture. The compositions of Dániel Péter Biró are published by Edition Gravis. In 2014-2015 he is a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University.

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