Works performed by Earplay:


João Pedro Oliveira (b. 1959) studied organ, performance and composition at the Gregorian Institute of Lisbon, and architecture at the Fine Arts School of Lisbon. In 1985 he moved to the US as a Fulbright scholar with a fellowship from Gulbenkian Foundation. He completed a MA in theory and a doctorate in composition at the University of New York at Stony Brook.

He has received several prizes and awards, including the 1st Prize at the Joly Braga Santos Composition Competition, in the years of 1992, 1994 and 1995; the 1st Prize at the Oficina Musical IV Composition Competition; and more recently, the 1st Prize at the Internacional Competition Alea III; and the Earplay Donald Aird Composers Competition prize (2003).

Besides his activity as a composer he also maintains a career as an organist, having played in Europe, US, China and Japan. He has recorded two CDs of works for trumpet and organ.

He is Senior Professor of composition and electroacoustic music, and director of the electroacoustic music studio at the University of Aveiro, Portugal.

[from program for May 17, 2004 concert]