JONATHAN BERGER (b 1954 )
Jonathan Berger is widely regarded as one of the foremost living composers. His works include orchestral, chamber, vocal, choral and electro-acoustic music. He has been commissioned by some of today’s most exciting chamber ensembles and has enjoyed commissions and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Bourges Festival, Westdeutscher Rundfunk and Chamber Music America. Berger’s recent commissions include a violin concerto, a piano trio, and his fourth string quartet. In addition to composition Berger is an active researcher with over sixty publications in a wide range of fields relating to music, science and technology. Berger lives in California where he teaches and does research at Stanford University.