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Patrícia Sucena de Almeida studied Electroacoustic Music and Composition with the Portuguese composer João Pedro Oliveira at the University of Aveiro (Portugal) and in 1997 she finished her degree in Music Teaching. In 1998 she graduated with a master’s degree in Composition from the University of Edinburgh, as a scholarship holder of the Science and Technology Foundation (Ministry of Education – Portugal), within the 2nd Community Support Framework. In the same year she started a doctorate programme (still as a scholarship student) in Composition at the City University of London and in 2000 she continued her composition studies at the University of Southampton with the British composer Michael Finnissy, finishing her PhD in 2004. Between 2007-13 she developed a postdoctoral project based on the interaction of music and other media, having created a new concept that characterises works “combining” various means of artistic expression – Transversal Multi Art.

She participated in the IRCAM Académies d’été; the International Summer New Music Courses in Darmstadt (2000 and 2007); the Cours du Centre Acanthes at the Chartreuse de Villeneuve les-Avignon in Metz (2002-05); the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Gulbenkian Workshop for Portuguese Young Composers; and a number of other seminars and workshops with composers such as: Emmanuel Nunes, Jonathan Harvey, Luca Francesconi, Hilda Paredes, Gérard Grisey, Brian Ferneyhough, Pascal Dusapin and Luc Brewaeys.

Patrícia Sucena de Almeida has also participated in experimental workshops and concerts with the Arditti Quartet, the pianist Ian Pace,Yutaka Oya and Filip Fak, the Gulbenkian Orchestra, Lisbon Contemporary Music Group, Orchestre lyrique de Région Avignon – Provence, L’Ensemble Itinéraire, Sond’Ar-te Electric Ensemble, Remix Ensemble Casa da Música, OrchestrUtopica, Ensemble Studio New Music; and conductors like Sylvio Gualda, Sarah Ioannides, Igor Dronov, Christopher Bochmann, Guillaume Bourgogne, Pedro Neves, Pedro Amaral, Petter Sundkvist and Pedro Carneiro.

IN THE ST PERSON, interview with Patrícia Sucena de Almeida conducted by Pedro Boléo (in Portuguese).
Recorded on October 28th 2019, at the O’culto da Ajuda in Lisbon.

Dossier no. 7 . Portuguese Composers of the 20th and 21st Centuries . Patrícia Sucena de Almeida

Last update: April 27th, 2020