Luiza Bragança

Luiza Bragança

Luiza Bragança was born in Castelo de Paiva. She began learning the piano as the age of four.

When she completed her 7th year of high school she entered to the Conservatory of Music in Oporto where she attended the Advanced Course in Piano, Singing, Composition and Violin.
She made Professionalization in Service at the University of Aveiro. She obtained the Diploma of Specialized Higher Studies in Musical Education at the University of Minho, where she gave concerts for choir, piano and harpsichord.

She was a member of the Glee Club of University of Oporto, headed by the teacher Mário Mateus and composer Fernando Lopes Graça; she was part of the Group “Música Viva”, and she was a soloist in the choir, leaded by teacher and composer Miguel Graça Moura; she attended intensive courses on Pedagogy of Music Education governed by the pedagogue Jos Wuytack; she attended courses in Analysis by the teachers Álvaro Salazar and Filipe Pires; she participated in meetings of Contemporary Music at the Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon with the composers Jorge Peixinho and Emanuel Nunes; she interpreted vocal music in FITEI at the city of Oporto; she did the Course of Rhythmic and Percussion with the teacher Juan Pedro Ropero, supervised by the teacher Raquel Simões; she directed sessions for Musical Expression to children in Preschool Teaching of the Conservatoire Regional of Castelo Branco; she attended the training workshop musical, directed by the teacher Pablo Palma Garcia, from Royal Conservatory of Music in Madrid; through Catholic University School of Art, attended the Course Interpretation of Gregorian Chant, supervised by Prof. Doctor Johannes Goesch, being a soloist in the final concert.

She was a piano teacher at the Conservatory of Music in Castelo Branco and she participated as a pianist in recitals in Portalegre and she was also a teacher of piano and musical expression in the college Luso-Francês.

She was a pianist accompanist at the Conservatory of Music, at the Music School, at the Luso Internacional College and at the Music Academy “A Pauta”, all in Oporto city.

As a pianist, she collaborated in several programs, such as: “Serões Transmontanos” – RDP; “Artes e Letras – Júlio Resende” – RTP2 and “Noites Mágicas” with Luis de Matos – RTP1. She was a member of the Gregorian Choir of the Church Order of Lapa and since its inception in 2000, the Polyphonic Choir, directing it too, where she learned and she interpreted works of Bach on the Great Organ Pipes in collaboration with the Master-Chapel Filipe Veríssimo.

Presently, she integrates Addūcantur project, composing and playing piano and synthesizer.

Curiosities

Synthesizer – arises in the 2nd half of the twentieth century. It`s an electronic instrument that can duplicate almost any sound intensity level and can be used to create unique sounds.