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Hugo Ribeiro was born in Lisbon in 1983 and began his musical studies at the Conservatório de Música D. Dinis in Odivelas, where he studied with Vera Belozorovitch and Carlos Marecos. He finished his composition degree in 2005 at the Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa, where he studied with Luís Tinoco, António Pinho Vargas and Christopher Bochmann, amongst others. In 2007 he obtained his Mmus degree in composition at the Royal Academy of Music in London where he studied with Simon Bainbridge and Paul Patterson. Whilst attending this institution he was awarded the prizes: “Lena Pritchard Green Award” and “Ismena Holland Award”. He also had the opportunity of working with Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Martin Bresnick, David Sawer and Bent Sorensen and with COMA, BBC Singers and Royal Academy Soloists. He has participated in piano master classes with Vladimir Viardo, Helena Sá e Costa and Vitali Dotesenko, as well as in composition courses with Emmanuel Nunes, Salvatore Sciarrino, Philippe Hurel, John Chowning, amongst others. In 2004 he has frequented the summer composition courses in Darmstadt where he worked with Bryan Ferneyhough, Georg Friedrich Haas, Toshio Hosokawa and Tadeusz Wielecki. Also in 2004 he attended an Orchestral Conducting Course directed by Jean Sébastien Béreau. He played as a pianist in the Interpretation of New Music Orchestra at the 4th and 5th editions of Jornadas Nova Música conducted by Edwin Roxburgh and Beat Furrer. In 2004, 2006 and 2007 he was selected for the Gulbenkian Workshop for Portuguese Young Composers, where his pieces Message-Homage, Impromptu and In memoriam were premiered by the Gulbenkian Orchestra conducted by Guillaume Bourgogne. From other public presentations one can highlight the performance of 5 Bagatelles included at the Música Viva / Entr’artes Festival 2005, played by the ESML Contemporary Music Group conducted by Christopher Bochmann; the premiere of Echoes at the Foyer of the Queen Elisabeth Hall performed by soloist from the London Sinfonietta and Royal Academy of Music, conducted by Christopher Austin; and the premiere of Letter for Kundera at the Spitalfields Festival performed by the Manson Ensemble conducted by Baldur Brönnimann. He was awarded with the 1st Prize in Class I of the V Instrumental Prize of Conservatório D. Dinis / Município de Odivelas (2002) and obtained Honorary Mentions in the Composition Prize ESMAE / CASA DA MÚSICA (2003), in the National Composition Competition for Young Composers “Clotilde Rosa” (2004), in the 2nd National Composition Competition Jorge Peixinho (2004) and in the 2nd International Composition Competition Póvoa de Varzim “Chamber Music Category” (2007). He was distinguished with the 1st Prize in the 2nd International Composition Competition Póvoa de Varzim “Orchestra Category” (2007) and won the national competition Opera in Creation 2008 (Portugal).  Since 2006 he has received a scholarship from Centro Nacional de Cultura and is currently financed by the “CCCU Studentship”. He is preparing his PhD at the Canterbury Christ Church University where he works with Prof. Paul Max Edlin and Prof. Paul Patterson as supervisors.  EXTERNAL LINKS Hugo Ribeiro