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Ricardo Ribeiro was born in Aveiro on 30th January 1971. After having graduated in Composition at Lisbon Higher School of Music, supervised by Christopher Bochmann and António Pinho Vargas, he took the Course of Alto Perfezionamento Musicale (Composizione) in Italy for the two years after. The course was coordinated by the composer Franco Donatoni. Between 1998 and 2002, he carried out his composition and investigation work in Paris with the composer Emmanuel Nunes, who has been since then a crucial influence on his creative path. In addition he participated in different courses directed by the composers Magnus Lindberg, Philippe Manoury, Tristan Murail, Salvatore Sciarrino, Jonathan Harvey, Brian Ferneyhough, among others. In 2003 he became master in Esthétique et Pratique des Arts by the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis, supervised by Antoine Bonnet. At the moment he is working with the same supervisor on a PhD thesis entitled Dimensions complémentaires constitutives du temps. Throughout his artistic and academic path, he was awarded different scholarships such as Scholarship for Artistic Improvement by Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian (1997 a 2001) and PhD Scholarship by FCT. His pieces have been ordered by several European institutions and directed by conductors such as Beat Furrer, Guillaume Bourgogne, Pedro Neves, among others.




In Limine [2011] - 15"

Instrumentation: flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano and live electronics

Birthday Fragment [2010] - 1"

Instrumentation: flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano and live electronics

Soizante et une secondes oranges [2010] - 61"

Instrumentation: 2 violoncello

A Due Voce II [1999] - 6"

Instrumentation: clarinet and violin

Punti Luminosi [1998] - 7"

Instrumentation: Flute, Harp, Piano and Percussion

Ex Alto [1997] - 6"

Instrumentation: 2 percussions

Gesto, Grito, Verso! [1996] - 6"

Instrumentation: Percussion and String Quartet

Nénia para Quatro Cordas e um Sobrevivente [1995] - 5"

Instrumentation: Reciter, Viola, 2 Violoncellos and Doublebass

A Due Voce I [1995] - 5"

Instrumentation: Oboe and Trombone

Coda [1995] - 5"

Instrumentation: Viola, 2 Cellos and Double Bass

Ludi [1993] - 4"

Instrumentation: Saxophone Soprano, Bass Clarinet, Trumpet and Percussion

Ostinati [2010] 10' 30"

Instrumentation: Cello and Live Electronics