Dani Ahndreç is a pianist, educator, and composer. He received his MFA in Music from UC Irvine, and a BA in Music from UC San Diego. In 2009 he was awarded The Jazz Society of Lower Southern California Award for contribution to the University of California San Diego Jazz Department, and in 2010 he received The Cheatham Prize for jazz performance, theory, and composition. He has twice been awarded the acclaimed Stout Merit Scholarship for outstanding academic performance. John Muir College at UCSD has conferred upon him The Caldendonian Society of John Muir College for distinguished scholarly achievement, and Provosts's Honor, and he is a member of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa National Honors Society. In 2011, he was awarded the President's Washington Scholarship for an internship at the Library of Congress, in the Division of Music. Before graduating, the music department at UCSD awarded him the Bertram Turetzky Award for exceptional musical participation and outreach by a performer. He graduated with honors in both jazz studies and composition from UCSD's music department in the spring of 2011, and shortly thereafter, was accepted into the M.F.A program for Integrated Composition Improvisation and Technology in music at the University of California Irvine (UCI) on a full scholarship, studying with world renowned jazz pianist Kei Akagi. His thesis capstone project, “Embrace The Glitch,” explored the intersection of contemporary jazz with glitch music. Currently, Ahndreç runs his own piano studio in Covina, CA, where he teaches private students. He releases electronic music under the moniker Syrxio, and is a founding member of the trio Conxux.