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Born in Fundão, David began his studies in composition with Ana Magalhães at the Conservatório de Música de Coimbra. He holds a degree in Music (Composition) from the Escola Superior de Música e Artes do Espectáculo in Porto, where he studied with Luís Tinoco, Carlos Guedes, Eugénio Amorim, Filipe Vieira, Nuno Côrte-Real and Dimitris Andrikopoulos. He completed his Masters in Music Education at the University of Aveiro (specializing in composition) with the dissertation entitled O Ensino Aprendizagem da Análise Musical Através de Estratégias de Questionamento, under the academic supervision of Sara Carvalho.

He has been teaching at the Conservatório de Música de Coimbra since 2012. David has participated in masterclasses, workshops and training courses with Clarence Barlow, Magnus Lindberg, Jonathan Harvey, Bruce Pennycook, Tim Steiner, Sam Mason, Paul Griffiths, Klaus Trumpf, Fernando Flores and Olga Prats.  He collaborated with the Serviço Educativo of Casa da Música in 2005 and 2006 and was a member of the Digitópia project from 2007 to 2010. His works are published by the Portuguese Music Research & Information Centre – MIC.PT, AVA Musical Editions, Edições MPMP and Libellus Usualis. His compositions include works for choir, chamber ensembles, orchestra, collaborations for theatre, installations and arrangements for various groups. David frequently works with Coro Anonymus – dedicated exclusively to performing works by contemporary Portuguese composers – with two of his works featured on the CD Cantar e Contar o Amor. He was Composer in Residence at the FICA'18 (Aveiro International Choir Festival) and Festival ZêzereArts 2018.

David's research focuses on questioning in music teaching, through training projects and action-research. In partnership with the composer Sara Carvalho, David organized ENCAPE'16, Encontro Nacional de Composição e Análise Musical: Perspectivas Educacionais (Coimbra). He has participated in conferences such as Post-ip (Universidade de Aveiro), Jornadas da Pedagogia no Ensino Artístico Especializado (Universidade Católica), 32nd World Conference of the International Society for Music Education (ISME2016, Glasgow) and 1st Congresso do Ensino Artístico Especializado – Teoria e Prática (Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian).

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