the denning family provostial
professor, stanford university
Jonathan Berger's orchestral, chamber, vocal and electroacoustic works have been performed throughout the world. Miracles and Mud, Berger's recent Naxos recording of music for solo violin and string quartet has received considerable critical acclaim.
Berger's recent commissions include The Bridal Canopy (Berger's fourth string quartet, composed for the St. Lawrence String Quartet and commissioned by the Friends of Chamber Music, Denver), Tears In Your Hand (Commissioned by Chamber Music Toronto for the Gryphon Trio), and Of Hammered Gold (Commissioned by Chamber Music America). Major past commissions include the National Endowment for the Arts, The Rockefeller Foundation, WDR, the Bourges Festival and the Mellon Fund. Current commissions include works for Ensmble Meitar, Trio Voce, violist Gilad Karmi, and Fulcrum Point.
Berger's works are available on Naxos, Sony, Neuma, CRI and Harmonia Mundi.
In addition to composition Berger is an active researcher
with over 60 publications in
a wide range of fields relating to music, science and technology.
Berger is The Denning Family Provostial Professor at Stanford and Co-Director of the
Stanford Institute for Creativity and the Arts (SICA) and the University's arts initiative.