Diogo Novo Carvalho

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Diogo Carvalho began his musical studies at the Music and Dance School Alberta Lima. In 2004 he finished the complementary course in music at the Music School Óscar da Silva, where he completed the piano class with Anabela Santos and composition with Fernando Valente. At the Superior School of Arts in Porto, he worked with composition teachers like Filipe Vieira, Dimitris Andrikopoulos and Fernando Lapa; and electronic music with Carlos Guedes, Gustavo Costa, Rui Dias and Filipe Lopes. He participated in several workshops: composition with Amílcar Vasques Dias, Magnus Lindberg, Kaija Saariaho, Emmanuel Nunes, Pascal Dusapin and recently took part in the 16th International Summer Symposium of Composition and Multi Percussion (Czech Republic), where he worked with Ivo Medek, Jeff Beer and Tomas Ondrusek; in the Master Classes of piano with Álvaro Teixeira Lopes, Jaime Mota, Miguel Borges Coelho and Rodolfo Rubino. In September 2008, his work Letifico Innocens receives the Gold Medal at the VI Composition Competition of Volos (Greece), and the 1st Prize at the International Festival InterArtia 2008, in the category of composition for symphony orchestra. In December of that same year was named “Artist of the Year 2008” by the International Art Society of Greece. In May 2009 and now as an interpreter, he received and honourable mention in the 2nd International Piano Competition of the City of Guarda (Portugal). In the same year, pianist Nancy Lee Harper premiered Twelve Garden, in the Festival de Outono at the University of Aveiro. In 2010, he collaborated with photographer Luis Reina in the exhibition Encruzilhadas – Dez Séculos de Civilização Clássica. In 2011 Ondas de Memória was selected for the reading of Remix Ensemble Casa da Música, directed by Peter Rundel and Sunyata selected for the reading of Symphony Orchestra of Porto Casa da Música, directed by Iker Sanchez. That same year he was finalist in the International Music Prize for Excellence in Composition 2011, with the work Rudá, for soprano and ensemble. In 2012 he was finalist in the Domani Music Prize 2012, with the work In Dialogue, for solo flute. He is currently attending the final year of the Master’s Degree in Composition and Music Theory of ESMAE, under the guidance of Eugénio Amorim.

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