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Jorge Matta has been the assistant conductor of Gulbenkian Choir since 1976. He received his doctorate in Historical Musicology from the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, where he teaches in the Department of Musical Sciences. A distinguished investigator, publisher and performer of Portuguese music, he has been responsible for over one hundred modern premiers of vocal and instrumental works by composers such as Filipe de Magalhães, Lopes Morago, Carlos Seixas, Francisco António de Almeida, Pedro António Avondano and José Joaquim dos Santos, among many others. He has given world premieres of works by Constança Capdeville, Jorge Peixinho, Lopes-Graça, Filipe Pires e Miguel Azguime. He has recorded several series of television programs, “Tempos da Música” (1988) and “Percursos da Música Portuguesa” (2008), entirely dedicated to Portuguese music. He represented Portugal in Eurovision and Mundovision festivals, in 1986. He has conducted the Orquestra Sinfónica da RDP (Portuguese Radio), The Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa, the Orquestra de Câmara de Macau, the Orquestra de Câmara de Lisboa, the Orquestra do Norte, the Orquestra de Câmara Sousa Carvalho, the Orquestra Musicatlântico, the Orquestra de Câmara de Cascais e Oeiras, the Collegium Instrumentale de Bruges, the Bavarian Radio Choir. He conducted in the International Festivals of Pamplona, Palência, Badajoz (Spain), Rottenbourg and Munich (Germany), Brussels (Europalia 91) and Israel. His discography includes recordings with Gulbenkian Choir (“Canções Corais”, Filipe Pires; “Libera me”, Constança Capdeville; “Opera Omnia”, Diogo Dias Melgás; “Música Sacra”, Joaquim Casimiro; “Vilancicos Negros de Santa Cruz de Coimbra”, anónimos; “Música Sacra”, Pero de Gamboa e Lourenço Ribeiro; “Música Coral”, Fernando Lopes-Graça), with the ensemble Cantus Firmus (“Cantochão Figurado”) and with Orquestra de Câmara de Lisboa (“Portuguese of the XVIIIth century”), which received, among others, a prize from the French Recording Academy. In 2000/2001 he was director of Teatro Nacional de S. Carlos. Since 2001 he is the president of the Comission for Evaluation of Regional Orchestras.