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Pedro Faria Gomes (b.1979, Lisbon) studied at the Academia de Música de Santa Cecília and with Eurico Carrapatoso at the Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa. In London, at the Royal College of Music, he completed a masters programme with David Sawer and is currently working for a doctoral degree with Kenneth Hesketh and Mark-Anthony Turnage.

His music has been regularly performed at venues such as the Wigmore Hall, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Southbank Centre, Teatro Nacional São João and Casa da Música, by ensembles such as the BBC Singers, Contemporary Consort, I Solisti Veneti, Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto Casa da Música and Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa. In 2010 he was selected for the VOX programme at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

He lectured in Analysis and in Composition at Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa’s conservatoire (1999 – 2007), Academia de Música de Santa Cecília and the Instituto Piaget de Almada. He has been appointed Composer-in-Residence and Professor of Composition and Music Theory at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, starting in September 2011.

He won the Lopes-Graça Prize in Composition (Tomar) in 2007. His postgraduate studies have been supported with scholarships from the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia and the Royal College of Music. He also received the PRS Sir Arthur Bliss Memorial Award in 2007-8 and a Stanley Picker Trust Award in 2008-9. His music represented Portugal at the Expo 2008 in Zaragoza and is published on CD by labels Compasso, Numérica and Casa da Música.

Current projects include performances of Nachtmusik with Richard Stoltzman and Mary Wu in Hong Kong, commissions for the European Union Chamber Orchestra and Guimarães 2012 European Capital of Culture, and a new work to be premièred at the Philharmonia Orchestra’s Bartók Festival, Infernal Dance, in London.