Margarida Cardoso started her musical studies in philharmonic bands in Portugal. She concluded the professional training in music in Escola Profissional da Serra da Estrela (EPSE) and, after that, she wrote the book O oboísta e a palheta dupla. She is graduated in Musical Sciences by FCSH (New University of Lisbon) and master in Music History Teaching by University of Aveiro. She was a teacher of Music History in Seia and Coimbra. Currently, she is a PhD student of Ethnomusicology at University of Aveiro, with a scholarship by FCT (Foundation for Science and Technology) (SFRH/BD/129767/2017) and a member of INET-md at the same university. She is a researcher of the projects “Our music, our world: philharmonic bands, musical associations and local communities (1880-2018)” (PTDC/CPC-MMU/5720/2014) and “To be a musician in Portugal: the social and professional condition of musicians in Lisbon (1750-1985)” (PTDC/ART-PER/32624/2017), supported by FCT. Since 2017, she organizes, with other colleagues, the Post-ip (International Post-Graduate Forum for Studies in Music and Dance), within the activities of INET-md and the Department of Communication and Arts at the University of Aveiro. She is a correspondent of Notícias da BeiraJournal and DaCapo – Portuguese Music Magazine and a member of the Arts and Imagem Association, in Seia (Portugal).
"Musical activity regulation and the construction of a musician status: the case of Emissora Nacional Wind Quintet"
With this thesis i pretend to study the regulation and codification of a musicians social status during the New State, through the Emissora Naional Wind Quintet. This group is constituted by five musicians, with routes in philharmonic and military bands, who professionally emancipated themselves in Lisbon. In this context, the quintet circulated for various institutions which contributed to the regulation of their social status, like Conservatório Nacional de Lisboa, Emissora Nacional, Sindicato Nacional dos Músicos, and so on. The group was founded by the flutist Luis Boulton (1908-?), the oboist José dos Santos Pinto (1915-2014), the oboist Marcos Romão (1917-2000), the bassoonist Ângelo Pestana (1925-2004) and the horn player Adácio Pestana (1925-2004). Sometimes other musicians took part of the quintet, like the bassonist João Mateus (1915-1982) or the flutist Carlos Franco (1927-2011), however, i will focus my research on the founders. The quintet was in activity during 1940-1980, however i will focus my research between 1940 and 1975. 1940 is the third anniversary of Portugal independence and the year in which musicians went to Lisbon to start the professionalization. 1975, one year after the democracy implementation in Portugal, is when the musicians’s route suffers changes, because Orquestra Filarmónica de Lisboa turned Orquestra do Teatro Nacional de São Carlos, which will affect their jobs. Since 1980, the quintet just make a few concerts, through my preliminar investigation.