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João Quinteiro
New Composer's Page on the MIC.PT

From June the MIC.PT website has a new Composer's Page dedicated to João Quinteiro. Born in 1984, João Quinteiro is Composer and an Integrated Researcher at the CESEM (FCSH–UNL), where, in collaboration with the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz and the Luigi Nono Archive Foundation in Venice, he is undertaking his PhD in Artistic Studies – Art and Mediation, within the project Nono, Lachenmann, Mark Andre, the Performance of the Body as an Archetype Mechanism of Insurrection: a Genealogy of Opera after Darmstadt. The project is integrated in the creation of the opera Regresso. João Quinteiro studied composition with João Pedro Oliveira, Isabel Soveral, Emmanuel Nunes and Beat Furrer, having also contacted and worked in courses and seminars with composers, such as Brian Ferneyhough, Flô Menezes and Helmut Lachenmann. His music has been performed, commissioned and awarded by groups and performers, such as the Gulbenkian Orchestra, the Lisbon Ensemble 20/21, the GMCL – Lisbon Contemporary Music Group, the OpuSpiritum Ensemble and the MISE-EN Ensemble. Presently, João Quinteiro makes part of the Direction of the APC – Portuguese Composer's Association.

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New Dossier in Portuguese · Álvaro Salazar
Portuguese Composers of the 20th and 21st Centuries

In the context of the series Dossiers . Portuguese Composers of the 20th and 21st Centuries, we provide another online publication – the Dossier no. 21 dedicated to Álvaro Salazar (PT & EN).
The series Dossiers . Portuguese Composers of the 20th and 21st Centuries, intends to promote the work of Portuguese contemporary composers, constituting an “introspection” in the work of every composer, being simultaneously an encouragement to explore and (re)discover their music, as well as their aesthetic and philosophic reflection. Each Dossier is built of a short biography, questionnaire/interview or musicological article, catalogue of works with two ordinations (by instrumentation and following the chronological order) and discography.

Presently the following Dossiers are available on the MIC.PT:
Dossier no. 1 . Paulo Ferreira-Lopes . Dossier no. 2 . Sara Carvalho
Dossier no. 3 . António Ferreira . Dossier no. 4 . António Chagas Rosa
Dossier no. 5 . Bruno Gabirro . Dossier no. 6 . Christopher Bochmann
Dossier no. 7 . Patrícia Sucena de Almeida . Dossier no. 8 . Miguel Azguime
Dossier no. 9 . Ricardo Ribeiro (PT) . Dossier no. 11 . Pedro Rebelo
Dossier no. 11 . Vítor Rua . Dossier no. 12 . João Madureira
Dossier no. 13 . António de Sousa Dias . Dossier no. 14 . Fernando C. Lapa
Dossier no. 15 . Isabel Soveral . Dossier no. 16 . Tiago Cutileiro
Dossier n.º 17 . João Pedro Oliveira (PT) . Dossier n.º 18 . João Castro Pinto
Dossier no. 20 . [ka'mi] . Dossier no. 21 . Álvaro Salazar

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Eliseu Silva
New Performer's Page on the MIC.PT

The MIC.PT has activated a new Performer's Page dedicated to Eliseu Silva, conductor, violinist, pedagogue and composer. Presently, the musician is teacher at the Silva Monteiro Music Course and Resident Conductor of the Bonjóia Youth Orchestra of Porto. As violinist, Eliseu Silva has given recitals and concerts as soloist and with chamber ensembles, having also performed with various Portuguese and Chinese orchestras led by renowned conductors from the world over: Anna Wirtsbuch, Colin Touchin, Julius Mickalsky, António Saiote and Cesário Costa, among others. He was also winner of various awards at national and international violin competitions, including: International Violin Competition of Malta, Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe Competition, Young Musicians' Award – Antena 2, Júlio Cardona International Violin Competition, and International Performance Competition of Estoril. Eliseu Silva made various recordings for the Portuguese Radio – Antena 2, the Deutsche Grammophon and the Re-Munich Label. Presently, the violinist is finalizing his Doctoral project in Musicology – Performance and Interpretation at the University of Évora, in partnership with the University of Porto.

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Lino Guerreiro
New Composer's Page on the MIC.PT

From now on the MIC.PT has a new Composer’s Page dedicated to Lino Guerreiro, who in 2008 graduated from the Composition Course at the ESML – Music College of Lisbon, where he studied with Carlos Caires, Christopher Bochmann, José Luís Ferreira and Sérgio Azevedo (Composition). In other areas he worked with other composers / musicians / musicologists, such as: Carlos Marecos, João Madureira, Roberto Perez and Benoît Gibson. In 2012 he finished the Master's Degree in Music (Composition) at the ESML, under the guidance of António Pinho Vargas. Also in 2012, he finished the Master's Degree in Music Education at the ESML, under the guidance of António Pinho Vargas, Carlos Marecos and Francisco Cardoso. Lino Guerreiro develops his activity as composer mainly within the genres for wind instruments and percus-sion. He teaches Composition and Musical Education at the D. Dinis Music Conservatoire in Odivelas,  as well as Music Theory and Analysis at the Metropolitana Music College.

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Bruno Monteiro
New Performer's Page on the MIC.PT

In January the MIC.PT has activated a new Performer’s Page dedicated to Bruno Monteiro, heralded by the Portuguese daily journal Público as “one of Portugal´s premier violinists”. Bruno Monteiro made his debut recitals at the age of 13 at the São Luis and Rivoli Theaters; he gave his first solo orchestral concert at the Lisbon Opera House (Teatro Nacional de São Carlos) when he was 14. Since then and with a repertoire that ranges widely from Bach to Corigliano, including important Portuguese composers (Armando José Fernandes, Fernando Lopes-Graça and António Pinho Vargas, among others), he has been performing as recitalist, soloist and chamber musi-cian in all the major musical centres of Portugal and around the world. A noted recording artist, his 2014 CD of the complete works for Violin and Piano and Solo Violin by the esteemed Portuguese composer Fernando Lopes-Graça (Naxos) received the highest acclaim from newspapers and musical magazines all over
the world.

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Portuguese Composers at the World Music Days 2019

The Miso Music Portugal and the Portuguese Music Research & Information Centre – MIC.PT, as the Portuguese Section of the ISCM – International Society for Contemporary Music, are pleased to announce that in the framework of the official application for the World Music Days 2019, which included works by six Portuguese composers, the WMD 2019 jury has selected three compositions: Obsidia – of the invisible sounds or of the audible images (2017), electroacoustic work by João Castro Pinto; Metamorphosis and Resonances for Harp Solo (2017) by Hugo Vasco Reis; and Peaceful Meeting (2016) for cello and double bass by Clotilde Rosa. In total, the organizers of the World Music Days 2019 have received over 500 submissions – 99 works have been selected for performance.
The ISCM World Music Days is an annual event, every year taking place in a different country, being organized to celebrate contemporary music. At the 2019 edition the Festival entitled Through the Forest of Songs will take place in Estonia (Tallinn / Tartu), between May 2 and 10. The organizers of the event, including the Estonian Composers’ Union, emphasize that one of the objectives of the WMD 2019 is to present a programme “reflecting contemporary music in as rich and extensive spectrum, as possible”.


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New Dossier in English . [ka'mi]
Portuguese Composers of the 20th and 21st Centuries

This December, in the context of the series Dossiers . Portuguese Composers of the 20th and 21st Centuries, we provide another online publication – the English version of the Dossier no. 20 dedicated to [ka'mi].
The series Dossiers . Portuguese Composers of the 20th and 21st Centuries, intends to promote the work of Portuguese contemporary composers, constituting an “introspection” in the work of every composer, being simultaneously an encouragement to explore and (re)discover their music, as well as their aesthetic and philosophic reflection. Each Dossier is built of a short biography, questionnaire/interview or musicological article, catalogue of works with two ordinations (by instrumentation and following the chronological order) and discography.

Presently the following Dossiers are available on the MIC.PT:
Dossier no. 1 . Paulo Ferreira-Lopes . Dossier no. 2 . Sara Carvalho
Dossier no. 3 . António Ferreira . Dossier no. 4 . António Chagas Rosa
Dossier no. 5 . Bruno Gabirro . Dossier no. 6 . Christopher Bochmann
Dossier no. 7 . Patrícia Sucena de Almeida . Dossier no. 8 . Miguel Azguime
Dossier no. 9 . Ricardo Ribeiro (PT) . Dossier no. 11 . Pedro Rebelo
Dossier no. 11 . Vítor Rua . Dossier no. 12 . João Madureira
Dossier no. 13 . António de Sousa Dias . Dossier no. 14 . Fernando C. Lapa
Dossier no. 15 . Isabel Soveral . Dossier no. 16 . Tiago Cutileiro
Dossier n.º 17 . João Pedro Oliveira (PT) . Dossier n.º 18 . João Castro Pinto
Dossier no. 20 . [ka'mi]

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Daniel Davis
New Composer Published by the MIC.PT

This December 2018 Daniel Davis has joined the group of Composers Published by the MIC.PT, which presently includes 66 authors.
Born in 1990, this year Daniel Davis has been offered a conditional place for a Doctoral Programme at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, in London – with the support of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and the Guildhall Research Department – with the composers: Julian Philips and Richard Baker. In the UK he has also been working with the composer Julian Anderson.
Presently the Catalogue of Scores Published by the MIC.PT includes three works by Daniel Davis, and various other works by this composer are being prepared for edition in the following months; Daniel Davis' new scores on the MIC.PT are: analogous from 2015 (DDav0001), for B-flat clarinet; other side... from 2017 (DDav0002), for accordion; and Sonata from 2017 (DDav0003), for violin and piano.

Paulo Jorge Ferreira
New Performers Page on the MIC.PT

From December 2018 the MIC.PT publishes on-line the new Performer’s Page dedicated to Paulo Jorge Ferreira, a preponderant figure in the artistic development of the accordion repertoire in Portugal.
Born in 1966, Paulo Jorge Ferreira has performed solo and chamber music concerts, both at national and international level – in France, Mexico, Belgium, Austria, Italy, Macau, Spain, Hungary, the Netherlands and Germany. He has performed with renowned Portuguese and foreign musicians. As instrumentalist he has also participated in the performance of diverse premieres of works for orchestra, ensemble and chamber music pieces, which include the accordion.
Paulo Jorge Ferreira is professor of accordion at the Superior School of Applied Arts of Castelo Branco and at the National Conservatoire in Lisbon. He frequently participates as jury member at accordion competitions, being also artistic director of the Folefest – Accordion Festival & Contest, and president of the Folefest Association.