Daniel Moreira (b. 1984, Brazil) is a conductor and composer of contemporary classical music.
He studied composition and music theory in Germany (HfMT Hamburg and MH Stuttgart), the United States (UT-Austin) and Brazil (UFRGS). His main teachers include Marco Stroppa, Manfred Stahnke and C.L. Chaves.
Daniel has been awarded numerous prizes and scholarships such as the German Music Competition 2012, Stuttgarter Kompositionspreis, the DAAD Prize 2011, the Mozart Stiftung scholarship, the BNI Commission Competition and the Salvatore Martirano Award (2nd Prize). He was a finalist for the Gaudeamus Award and has completed residencies at Schloss Wiepersdorf and KÃ¼nstlerhaus Lauenburg. His compositions have already been heard across the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia and South-America in venues and festivals such as ECLAT Festival, Gaudeamus Music Week, Darmstadt Summer Courses, Philharmonie Essen, Cresc Biennale, ISCM World New Music Days, Die Akademie der KÃ¼nste Berlin, Wet Ink Concert Series, Donaueschinger Musiktage Off-Programm, Festival ContemporÃ¢neo-rs etc.
As a conductor, Daniel has studied with Robert Carnochan in the United States, with Lorenz Nordmeyer in Germany and with Michael Luig in Italy. He specialises in a contemporary repertoire and has had the privilege to premiere works from a great number of international composers ranging from opera and musical theater to orchestral and ensemble works. He founded and conducted the ensemble Volumina Consort (Germany) and is a current member of the Ensemble Lemniscate (Switzerland). Furthermore, Daniel has been an active guest conductor with many new music groups in Europe.
Daniel teaches composition and theory at the University of Music, Drama and Media in Hanover, Germany.