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Gonçalo Gato

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Born in 1979 in Lisbon, Portugal, where he initially studied composition, Gonçalo moved to London in 2011 to start a doctorate on the subject of Algorithm and Decision in Musical Composition, under Prof. Julian Anderson’s supervision at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Recently, he was selected to take part in London Symphony Orchestra's Panufnik Scheme, being given the opportunity to write and publicly rehearse a new orchestral work.
Recent works include Vacuum Instability (2013) for ensemble, premiered by BBC SymphonyOrchestra musicians at the BBC Maida Vale studios,A Walk in the Countryside (2016), a piece for solo flute developed through collaboration with Ensemble Recherche's flutist Martin Fahlenbock,CantiFirmi (2014), based on a Gesualdo madrigal and premiered by the Guildhall New Music Ensemble and Comendador u m’euquitei (2015),a song based on an Iberianmedieval poem by RuiPais de Ribela premiered by the Ensemble mpmpat the Gulbenkian Foundation (Lisbon, Portugal).
Orchestral works include Vectorial-modular (2011), awarded first prize on the Póvoa de Varzim composition competition and A Vida é Nossa (2013) for symphonic wind band, premiered by the Banda Sinfónica Portuguesa at the Casa da Música (Porto, Portugal).