Alberto Oliveira

Alberto Oliveira is the conductor of two amateur choirs, and teaches Choir and Musicianship Training at the Conservatório de Cascais and the Academia de Música de Telheiras.

He works since 2009 as an orchestrator and arranger for various ensembles with commissions and premieres in Portugal, Belgium, the Netherlands and Hungary, as well as an independent singer, having collaborated with Jazz Cantat, the Manuel Mendes Vocal Ensemble and the Gulbenkian Choir, among others.

Having begun his training at the Instituto Gregoriano de Lisboa (IGL), where he studied harpsichord, vocal technique, piano and violin, he completed a bachelor’s degree in Composition at the University of Évora in 2013, where he studied with Christopher Bochmann, Roberto Pérez and Pedro Amaral. He also attended the Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles as an Erasmus exchange student for one academic year, where he studied with Daniel Capelletti.

Back to Lisbon, he completed a bachelor’s degree in Choral Conducting and Musicianship Training at the Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa (ESML) in 2017, where he worked with Paulo Lourenço, Clara Coelho and Vasco Azevedo, and as a singer and soloist with the Chamber Choir. Alberto took private singing lessons with Ana Leonor Pereira and then returned to the IGL to finish the Diploma in Gregorian Chant with Elsa Cortez. During that period, he presented a final recital with works by Lopes-Graça and his own compositions on texts by Ricardo Reis, and was Armando Possante’s assistant conductor on the Chamber Choir and Gregorian Choir.

He attended masterclasses and workshops in Choral Conducting with Vasco Negreiros, Gonçalo Lourenço, Jonathan Ayerst and Simon Carrington, and in Orchestral Conducting with Roberto Pérez, Jean-Sébastien Béreau, Adriano Martinolli d’Arcy and Jean-Marc Burfin.

Presently, he is taking two master’s degrees in Music Teaching at the ESML in the fields of Composition and of Choral Conducting, with Sérgio Azevedo and Paulo Lourenço respectively, focusing on the study, performance and teaching of modern and contemporary repertoire.

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