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Chagas Rosa, António - M - Portugal 

 
 

 

Biography

António Chagas Rosa was born in Lisbon in 1960. In his home city, he studied Piano at the National Conservatory and obtained a degree in History at the New University. From 1984 and 1996, he lived in the Netherlands, where he obtained master degree in Contemporary Piano and Chamber Music Repertoire (Amsterdam) and in Composition (Rotterdam). He also worked as a repetiteur and assistant-conductor at the Dutch Opera House (Het Muziekthater) and taught for six years at the Sweelinck Conservatorium of Amsterdam. From 1996 on, he teaches Chamber Music at the University of Aveiro, in Portugal, where he obtained his PhD in 2006 upon a research on the relationship between rhythm and semantics in Schoenberg’s Book of the Hanging Gardens.

His composition output includes many song cycles, chamber music for large and small ensembles, various symphonic works, a concerto for piano and orchestra, two chamber operas, etc. He wrote for Klang Forum Wien, Ensemble Wiener Collage, "KammerensembleN" (Stockholm), the Gulbenkian Orchestra (Lisbon), and received commissions from the Portuguese Opera (São Carlos Theatre), the Gulbenkian Foundation, the Internacional Music Festival of Macau, the Nederlands Kamerkoor (Amsterdam), Ensemble Musicatreize (Marseille), etc. His second opera Strange Melodies, upon a libretto by the Dutch writer Gerrit Komrij, was commissioned by the cities of Oporto and Rotterdam for the 2001 edition of the "Cultural Capitals of Europe" and was premiered at the City Theatre of Rotterdam in December 2001. In 2007, the Ensemble Musicatreize won a Victoire de la Musique (Radio France, Paris) for the recording of António Chagas Rosa’s scenic cantanta Les Sorcières. His new work A Wilde Mass for 12 solo voices and organ was premiered this year on June 30 at Église des Réformés in Marseille. This profane mass based on Oscar Wilde's text De Profundis, was commissioned by the Ensemble Musicatreize.

 

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