Isabel Soveral was born in Porto, Portugal. She studied at the National Conservatory with grants from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, with composers Jorge Peixinho and Joly Braga Santos . She obtained the master's and doctoral degrees in composition at at the State University of New York at Stony Brook with a scholarship from Fulbright Foundation, Gulbenkian and FLAD. The publishers Musicoteca, Fermata, CIMP and Cecilia Honegger have edited her scores. Has several works in Cd by the publishers Portugalsom Strauss, EMI Classics, New Music, Capella, Deux-Elles, Numerical and Portugaler. Her music has been performed in Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Hungary, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Bulgaria, Poland, Hong Kong, Macau, Argentina, Brazil, Cuba and the United States. She is a professor in the Department of Communication and Art at the University of Aveiro since 1995. She is member of the scientific advisory board of the Center for Information and Research on Portuguese Music (CIMP) since 1998.
Contornos I - 1987 Awarded in Competition "Exposisom" JMP and "The 1998 ISCM-ACL World Music Days", Hong Kong.
Un soir ... j'ai assis la Beauté sur mes genoux - Et je l'ai amère trouvée - 1998 commissioned by Culturgest.
Inscriptions sur une Peinture - 1998, commissioned by the National Theatre S. Carlos, Klangforum, "Wien Modern", Austria, 1998.
Anamorphoses cycle - 1993-2002:
Anamorphoses III, David Alberman, Tage für Neue Musik Zürich, 1999;
Anamorphoses VII, Remix Ensemble under the direction of Frank Ollu, Rivoli Theatre, 2003.
Memoires d'Automne cycle - 1999-2003:
Image I, concert / monographic interview in the cycle, "Portuguese Composers", National Theatre of S. Carlos, 2000.
Navigateur du Soleil Incandescent (orchestra cycle)- 2005-2014:
deuxième lettre, counter-tenor, chorus and orchestra, commissioned C. Gulbenkian Foundation, 2006;
Paradeisoi , commissioned by the C. Gulbenkian Foundation, 2007.
troisième lettre, solo voice, orchestra and electronics (work in process).
Cycle Shakespeare - 2007-20014:
Since Brass nor Stone ..., (2007);
Why write still all one, ever the same, and keep invention in a Noted weed, commissioned by Festivais de Outono (2011);
Keep Invention in the weed Noted, commissioned by GMCL, 2014