Dániel Péter Biró of the School of Music recently won the Vienna Jeunesse Choir vocal music competition and has been commissioned to write a piece
for their 2012 concert season. This year will also see the associate professor of composition and music theory working with the Meitar Ensemble at the Hateiva Studio in Yafo, Israel, and in April his new composition for countertenor, piano and electronics will be performed in the Fromm Concerts at Harvard University by contertenor Kai Wessel and pianist Sven Thomas Kiebler. Biró will also be teaching at the Matrix Academy at the Experimental Studio in Freiburg, Germany, in 2011.
And in other School of Music news, Jonathan Goldman, associate professor of music history, musicology and theory, recently had his book, The Musical Language of Pierre Boulez, published by Cambridge University Press. Goldman also just won the Quebec Music Council’s Opus Prize for “Article of the Year” for his article, “Charting Mémoriale: Paradigmatic Analysis and Harmonic Schemata in Boulez’s … explosante-fixe …”