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Born in Lisbon in 1979. Bachelor in Composition at the ESML – Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa (Music College of Lisbon), in 2005, where he worked with Professor Christopher Bochmann. Master in Choral Direction by the College Conservatory of Music, in Cincinnatti in the USA, in 2011, where he worked with Professors Brad Scott, Elmer Thomas and Earl Rivers. At the University of Cincinnati, he worked, as Minor of Orchestral Conducting, with Maestro Mark Gibson. PhD in Coral Direction at the Indiana University in 2016, where he worked with professors Robert Porco, Carmen Téllez, Willliam Gray and Sven-David Sandstrom.

He premiered pieces abroad, more specifically in Bloomington, USA, the Oratory From the Ashes (2014) for orchestra, choir, soloists and reciter, as part of his doctoral dissertation at the Indiana University. In Portugal his music has been performed by several renowned choirs such as Coro Ricercare, Coro Odyssea and Coro Anonymus. The Emotion Voices choir commissioned the piece Alma Queimada, Pequeno Requiem for the victims of the fires of 2017 (2019).

As Artistic Director he had the opportunity to direct the Cincinnati Camerata, NOTUS and VocalEssence choir in the United States. He was Choir Professor at the Conservatory of Covilhã and founder of the Choir Odyssea and in this context he has premiered more than 30 choral pieces. He is also the founder of Studio Conducere, Authentic Choir (ESART Chamber Choir) and Artistic Director/ Resident Composer for The Spell.

He has been invited as assistant to the Aguava Choir, directed by Maestrina Carmen Téllez, where he prepared the Choir and the Orchestra for James McMillan's Seven Last Words. In 2012, he founded the Baroque Instrumental Ensemble Exordium, with which he had the opportunity to direct works such as the Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 and the Double Violin Concerto by Bach. In Portugal he has been invited to direct, as Guest Conductor, the Orbis Orchestra and the Orquestra Lusitana.

He is currently Professor of Choral and Instrumental Direction at the ESART, where he also teaches the Choir discipline, through the ESART's General Choir.

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Last update: July 30, 2020