Daniel Pesca, pianist and composer, is a passionate advocate for new music and a committed performer of the chamber music repertoire. He has shared the stage with many new music ensembles, including Ensemble Signal, Ensemble Dal Niente, the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, and the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble. He has performed at the Library of Congress, the Kennedy Center, Columbia University’s Miller Theatre, on the Dame Myra Hess concerts in Chicago, at June in Buffalo, and at contemporary music festivals in Spain, Italy, Greece, and Vermont. Among his concerto credits are a performance of the Elliott Carter Double Concerto at Carnegie Hall, and appearances with the Orchestra of the League of Composers, the Slee Sinfonietta, the Eastman Wind Ensemble, and the Oberlin Sinfonietta. Daniel is featured on recordings from Centaur Records, Block M Records, and Urtext Classics. He holds a doctorate from Eastman, where he led a class on contemporary keyboard music and studied piano with Nelita True. He has held teaching positions at Ithaca College, Syracuse University, and Northeastern Illinois University. He now serves as Director of Chamber Music and Artist-in-Residence at the University of Chicago, where he collaborates with faculty and student composers.