Dániel Péter Biró is Associate Professor / Førsteamanuensis at the Grieg Academy, University of Bergen in Norway. He studied in the U. S., Hungary, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Israel before receiving his Ph. D. from Princeton University in 2004. From 2004–2009 he was Assistant Professor and from 2009–2018 Associate Professor for Composition and Music Theory at the University of Victoria in Victoria, BC, Canada.
In 2010 he received the Giga-Hertz Production Award from the Center for Art and Media Technology (ZKM) and the SWR Experimentalstudio. In 2011 he was Visiting Professor at Utrecht University and from 2014–2015 Research Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University. In 2015 he was elected to the College of New Scholars, Scientists and Artists of the Royal Society of Canada.
In 2016 he completed his composition cycle Mishpatim (Laws). In 2017 he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in order to work on a new composition cycle based on texts of seventeenth century philosopher Baruch de Spinoza. Dániel Péter Biró has been commissioned by prominent musicians, ensembles and festivals. His compositions are performed around the world.