» Daniel Moreira

Daniel Moreira, born 1984 in Brazil, is a composer and conductor of contemporary music. After studying physics, he studied composition and music theory in Brazil (Universidade Federal do RS), USA (University of Texas at Austin) and Germany (Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg and Musikhochschule Stuttgart) with Marco Stroppa, Manfred Stahnke and C.L. Chaves, among others. He has also participated in numerous master classes and workshops by new music composers and ensembles, including Brian Ferneyhough, George Aperghis, Chaya Czernowin, Rebecca Saunders, Mark André, C.S. Mahnkopf, Ensemble Modern, Ensemble Recherche, Musik Fabrik, and Elision Ensemble.
His compositions span a wide range of instrumentation and have received several awards (e.g. Stuttgart Composition Prize 2014, German Music Competition Composition 2012, BNI Commission Competition, DAAD Prize 2011, Gaudeamus Music Prize Finalist, Mozart Foundation Scholarship, Salvatore Martirano Award 2nd Prize and others). His works could already be heard in the USA, Europe, Asia, Australia and Latin America in renowned festivals and venues such as Eclat Festival, Gaudeamus Music Week, Darmstädter Ferienkurse für Neue Musik, Philharmonie Essen, Cresc. Biennale, ISCM World New Music Days, Wet Ink Concert Series, Donaueschinger Musiktage Off-Program, Festival Contemporâneo-RS, etc.
As a conductor, Daniel Moreira studied in the USA with Robert Carnochan, in Germany with Lorenz Nordmeyer and in Italy with Michael Luig. In conducting, he is mainly interested in contemporary ensemble/orchestral repertoire and collaborations with living composers. He is the founder and principal conductor of the new music ensemble Volumina Consort. In 2008 Daniel was nominated as production director of the festival Contemporânea-RS and from 2010 to 2011 he was co-organizer of the Hamburg Lange Nacht der Neuen Werk.
In the musicological field, Daniel worked as a researcher in interactive music. His software “DFM Granuloma” for real-time sound processing was awarded the first research prize of UFRGS. He also wrote numerous essays and papers on acoustics as well as composition, aesthetics, spectral and electroacoustic music.
Daniel works as a lecturer for acoustics and instrumentology at the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media.