Pedro Pinto Figueiredo: Amini

Pedro Pinto Figueiredo

Pedro Pinto Figueiredo (b.1966), conductor and composer born in Lisbon. He studied Composition at the Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa (Superior Music School of Lisbon) with the composer Christopher Bochmann, and Constança Capdeville. As a Calouste Gulbenkian scholarship holder, he studied in Paris with the composer Emmanuel Nunes. There, he simultaneously participated in and…

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António Pinho Vargas: Monodia – Quasi un Requiem

António Pinho Vargas

(submitted by ISCM – PORTUGUESE SECTION) António Pinho Vargas was born in Vila Nova de Gaia in 1951. He graduated in history from the Faculty of Letters of the University of Porto. He received a piano degree from the Porto Conservatory (1987) and a masters in Composition from the Rotterdam Conservatory (1990). He has served…

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Miguel Azguime: De part et d’autre

Miguel Azguime (photo by Perseu Mandillo)

(submitted by ISCM – PORTUGUESE SECTION) The creative universe of Miguel Azguime (b. 1960) reflects an approach based on his multifaceted capacities as composer, performer and poet. This three-dimensionality concomitantly challenges a certain, almost mystical vision of the art. The beginnings of his music path are marked by the participation in various formations dedicated to…

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Armando Santiago: Quatuor à cordes 1995

Armando Santiago

(Submitted by ISCM – PORTUGUESE SECTION) Armando Santiago, composer, conductor and professor, was born in Lisbon in 1932, and moved to Canada in 1972. His catalogue includes orchestral, chamber music, and electroacoustic works. In the evolution of his activity, Armando Santiago has always expressed himself by means of diverse technical and aesthetic means. In his…

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Rui Penha: “no man is an island”

Rui Penha

(Submitted by ISCM – PORTUGUESE SECTION) Rui Penha, composer and performer of live electroacoustic music, was born in Porto, in 1981. He completed his PhD in Music (Composition) at the University of Aveiro, where he worked under João Pedro Oliveira. His music is regularly recorded and played in festivals and concert halls around Europe and…

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João Madureira: Open Enclosure

João Madureira

(Submitted by ISCM – PORTUGUESE SECTION) The output of Portuguese composer João Madureira (b. 1971) includes orchestral, chamber and operatic music, works for solo instruments, as well as music for film and theatre. His works have been presented at various festivals – in Portugal, throughout Europe, in Asia and South America – by several ensembles…

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