Oliveira, Joao Pedro

Portugal
1959

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. From 1985 to 1990 he moved to the US as a Fulbright student, with a fellowship from Gulbenkian Foundations, where he completed a PhD in Music at the University of New York at Stony Brook. His music includes one chamber opera, several orchestral composition, a Requiem, 3 string quartets, chamber music, 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.

Main Prizes:

International Music Prize for Excellence in Composition (USA/Greece). 2010.

1st Prize in Franco Evangelisti/Nuova Consonanza Composition Competition (Italy) - 2010

1st Prize in Concurso Internacional Francisco Guerrero (Spain) - 2010

International Computer Music Association. Prize for Best European Work (USA) - 2010

Civitella Ranieri fellowship Award (USA - Italy) - 2009

Magisterium Prize in Bourges Electroacoustic Music Competition (France) – 2008

Giga Hertz Award. 2008.

1st Prize in Bourges Electroacoustic Music Competition (France) – 2007

1st Prize in Roma Soundtrack Competition (Italy) - 2007

1st Prize in Yamaha-Visiones Sonoras Competition (Mexico) - 2007

1st Prize in Musica Nova competition (Czech Republic) - 2007

1st Prize in Metamorphoses competition (Belgium) - 2006

Honorable Mention in Bourges Electroacoustic Music Competition (France) – 2005

Selected work in Tribune Internacionale de Musique Electroacoustique (Italy) - 2005

1st Prize in Musica Nova competition (Czech Republic)- 2005

2nd Prize in S. Paulo Electroacoustic Music Competition (Brasil) - 2005

1st Prize in Earplay competition (USA) - 2003

1st Prize in Bourges Electroacoustic Music Competition (France) – 2002

1st Prize in Alea III Competition (USA) – 1997

He is Senior Professor at Aveiro University (Portugal) and Federal University of Minas Gerais (Brazil). 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 20th century music theory.

Works