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João Pedro Oliveira is one of the most prominent Portuguese composers of his generation. He began his music studies at the Gregorian Institute of Lisbon where he studied organ performance. After 1978 he began composing and from 1985 to 1990 he moved to the US as a Fulbright student, with a fellowship from Gulbenkian Foundations, where he completed a PhD and two MA’s in Music at the University of New York at Stony Brook. His works have received many international awards. Most of his pieces are recorded on Cd. Works include a chamber opera, a Requiem, several orchestral works, three string quartets, chamber and solo instrumental music and electroacoustic music. Recently he has been exploring the possibilities of interaction between instrumental and electroacoustic sounds, and most of his recent works use both media. He is Senior Professor at Aveiro University (Portugal) and teaches composition, electroacoustic music and analysis. He contributed to the development of a new generation of Portuguese composers, and many of his students already received national and international awards. He published several articles in journals, and has written a book about analysis and 20 th century music theory. EXTERNAL LINKS Joao Pedro Oliveira