João Pedro Oliveira

João Pedro Oliveira

Fellow: Awarded 2023
Field of Study: Music Composition

Competition: US & Canada

Composer João Pedro Oliveira holds the Corwin Endowed Chair in Composition for the University of California at Santa Barbara. Born in Portugal, he studied organ performance, composition and architecture in Lisbon.

He completed a PhD in Music Composition at the University of New York at Stony Brook. His music includes opera, orchestral compositions, chamber music, electroacoustic music and experimental video. He has received over 70 international prizes and awards for his works. His music is regularly played all over the world, recorded in over 50 CDs and is published by Doblinger, Babelscores, Suvini Zerboni, Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, Honey Rock Publications.

He taught at Aveiro University (Portugal) and Federal University of Minas Gerais (Brazil). His publications include several articles in journals, book chapters and a book on 20th century music theory. His recent research focuses on the connection between gestural contents in sound and image, as well as the interaction between electronic and instrumental sounds.

Photo Credit: Gabrieu Algusto

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