Assistant Professor at the University of Aveiro. Member of the Intituto de Etnomusicologia – Centro de Estudos em Música e Dança, Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Artistic Director of the Autumn Festival of Aveiro University since 2007. Doctorate in Music from the University of Aveiro (2006), taught at the Sweelinck Conservatorium in Amsterdam between 1989 and 1996. He has been a visiting professor for the Musikhochschüle of Zurich in 2002 and the Universität für darstellende Kunst of Vienna as author of three conferences in 2012. He has undertaken research on the relationships between musical rhythm and poetic text, which culminated with his doctoral thesis about the op. 15 of Arnold Schoenberg. Eight master's guidance in Music (performance and teaching) are completed and two orientations of doctorate in Music (performance) are awaiting defense. Between 2007 and 2010, held the Office of Pedagogical Coordinator Department of Department of Communication and Art at the University of Aveiro. As a composer has developed an extensive activity, both in Portugal and abroad. Commissions have been received from the Teatro Nacional de São Carlos (Lisbon), the Portuguese Broadcasting, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Fundação Casa de Mateus, Casa da Música (Porto), Klangforum Wien, the Kammer EnsembleN (Stockholm), the Macao International Music Festival, Ensemble Musicatreize (Marseille), the Nederlands Kamerkoor (Amsterdam), the Chamber Choir Les Éléments (Toulouse), etc. Many of his works are published and recorded on cd. Scores were published by Fermata (Porto), Musicoteca (Lisboa), Donemus (Amsterdam) and by the Centre for Research and Information of Portuguese Music. He received two distinctions: Prize for Creation by the Dutch Association of Composers (1993) and a "Victoire de la Musique" (Radio France, 2007) for the cd with "Les Sorcières", with the Ensemble Musicatreize.