Sílvia Mendonça was born in Marinha Grande, August 1977. As a composer, she has been awarded with two honorable mentions: 2nd prize of the Internacional contest of composition, Fernando Lopes Graça (2011) with the work Rewind for Harpsichord, and 1st Contest of Composition D.Dinis (2011) with the work Manta de Poemas, Antero de Alda poetry; involvement in ENOA – Composition Workshop for Voice and Orchestra coordinated by Festival d’Aix en Provence, with Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian support, directed by Luca Francesconi, in cooperation with the Gulbenkian Orchestra, with the work I am the escaped one, Fernando Pessoa poetry (2012); has participated in the 6th and 7th Workshops from Gulbenkian Orchestra for Young Portuguese composers with Pictures of Green (2008) and Cubo (2009).
Has participated in Soundwalk – CCB, Lisbon, integrated in Festival Música Viva (2009) – Miso Music Portugal with the work Biopsy, and in “Novos Ciclos por segundo” – Miso Music Portugal, with the work Gunners; video and sound setup Destroyed Object in Apleton Square Galery,(2008). Artistic Residence (2010) – LEC/Miso Music Portugal – Parede – Portugal, with ComposerVersusHeartbeats project.
Graduated in Compositon – ESML (Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa, 2009) and in Industrial Design – ESAD (Escola Superior de Arte e Design de Caldas da Rainha, 2001).
Attending a master degree in Composition and Music Theory in ESMAE (Escola Superior de Música, Artes e Espectáculo do Porto), since 2011.