Daniel Moreira (b. 1984l) is a Brazilian/German 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, C.S. Mahnkopf, Ensemble Modern, Ensemble Recherche, Musik Fabrik 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, 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, MärzMusik, Gaudeamus Music Week, Darmstadt Summer Courses, MATA Festival, Philharmonie Essen, Cresc. Biennale, ISCM World New Music Days, Academy of arts in Berlin, Wet Ink Concert Series, 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. He founded 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 is the main conductor of the Ensemble Lemniscate.
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.