Pedro Faria Gomes

Pedro Faria Gomes (b.1979, Lisbon) has studied at the Academia de Música de Santa Cecília with Leonor Fernandes (piano) and João Madureira (composition). He graduated in composition at the Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa in 2001, where he studied with Eurico Carrapatoso and Christopher Bochmann. He lectured in analysis at the Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa Conservatoire from 1999 to 2007 as well as composition techniques and analysis at the AMSC and the Piaget Institute of Almada. He won the Lopes-Graça Prize in Composition (Tomar) with À Memória de Anarda in 2007. Recently, his music represented Portugal at the Expo 2008 in Zaragoza. Pedro Faria Gomes is currently in his final year of a MMus programme in composition at the Royal College of Music studying with David Sawer. He had scholarships from both the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia and the RCM. He also won the PRS Sir Arthur Bliss Memorial award in 2007-8 and a Stanley Picker Trust award in 2008-9. His music has been released on CD by Compasso and Numérica. Past performances of Pedro Faria Gomes’ music include: I Solisti Veneti with Claudio Scimone, Orquestra Nacional do Porto with Luís Carvalho, Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa and Orquestra do Algarve, both with Cesário Costa, Sinfonietta de Lisboa with Vasco Azevedo, Coro de Câmara Lisboa Cantat with Jorge Alves, Royal College of Music Symphony Orchestra with Patrick Bailey, Composers Ensemble with Richard Baker, Contemporary Consort with Tom Davey. And such venues as: Teatro Nacional São João, Grande Auditório da Culturgest, Teatro Municipal São Luiz, Teatro Diogo Bernardes, Teatro Municipal Sá de Miranda, Fundação de Serralves, Teatro Nacional D. Maria II, Casa da Música, Escola de Música do Conservatório Nacional, Conservatoire Claude Debussy, National Portrait Gallery, Royal College of Music, Victoria and Albert Museum, Southbank Centre. (text by Pedro Faria Gomes)

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