João-Pedro Oliveira

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João Pedro Oliveira is one of the most prominent Portuguese composers of his generation. He studied organ performance and architecture in Lisbon. He completed a PhD in Composition 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. He has received numerous prizes and awards, including three Prizes at Bourges Electroacoustic Music Competition, the prestigious Magisterium Prize in the same competition, the Giga-Hertz Special Award, 1st Prize in Metamorphoses competition, 1st Prize in Yamaha-Visiones Sonoras Competition, 1st Prize in Musica Nova competition, etc.. His music is played all over the world, and most of his works have been commissioned by Portuguese and foreign groups and foundations. He is Professor at Federal University of Minas Gerais (Brazil) and Aveiro University (Portugal) and teaches composition, electroacoustic music and analysis. He published several articles in journals, and has written a book about analysis and 20th century music theory.
Ordered by year. Most recent works appears first

Solo Instrument


Heavy Metals for bassoon and electronics (2015)

Soloist (Instrument or Voice) and Fixed Electronic Media


Magma for violin and electronics (2014)
Rust for viola and electronics (2014)
Vox Sum Vitae (2011)
L' Accordion du Diable for accordion and tape (2006)
In Tempore (2000)

Chamber Group ( 2 - 4 instruments )


Titanium for piano 4-hands, 2 toy pianos, electronics (2014)
Towdah (2009)
Íris (2000)

Ensemble (Instruments or Voices) and Fixed Electronic Media


Burning Silver for flute, guitar, electronics (2014)
Timshel (2007)

Chamber Ensemble (5 - 9 instruments)


Le Chant de L’Oiseau-Lyre (2002)
Burning Silver for flute, guitar, electronics (2014)
Heavy Metals for bassoon and electronics (2015)
In Tempore (2000)
Íris (2000)
L' Accordion du Diable for accordion and tape (2006)
Le Chant de L’Oiseau-Lyre (2002)
Magma for violin and electronics (2014)
Rust for viola and electronics (2014)
Timshel (2007)
Titanium for piano 4-hands, 2 toy pianos, electronics (2014)
Towdah (2009)
Vox Sum Vitae (2011)