Dániel Péter Biró
Dániel Péter Biró is Associate Professor of Composition and Music Theory at the University of Victoria. Dr. Biró completed his PhD in composition at Princeton University in 2004. His dissertation was a comparative study of early notational practices. He conducted research of Hungarian folk music at the Academy of Science in Budapest and of Jewish music in Israel. Awarded the Hungarian Government’s Kodály Award for Hungarian composers, his compositions have been performed around the world. In 2006 he was a featured composer and lecturer at the Darmstadt International Summer Courses for New Music. In 2010 he was awarded the Gigahertz Prize for Electronic Music Composition. He will be on the faculty of the Matrix Academy of the the Experimental Studio in Freiburg, Germany in Summer 2011. Dániel Péter Biró is co-editor of Search – Journal for New Music and Culture.