Alberto Pacheco

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Alberto José Vieira Pacheco is Assistant Professor of the Musical Sciences course at FCSH at Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, and is also coordinator of the Doctorate in Musical Arts. Between 2015 and 2022, he was a Professor of Music at the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil. He holds the degrees of Ph.D. and M.A. in Music from UNICAMP (Universidade Estadual de Campinas), Brazil. He is author of 5 books – “O Canto Antigo Italiano”, São Paulo, Annablume (2006), “Castrati e outros virtuoses: a prática vocal carioca sob influência da corte de D. João VI” (São Paulo, Annablume, 2009), “O Cancioneiro dos periódicos da Fundação Biblioteca Nacional (1842-1922)”, 2 vol. (Rio de Janeiro, Biblioteca Nacional, 2022), “Guia musical dos periódicos da Fundação Biblioteca Nacional (Rio de Janeiro, Biblioteca Nacional, 2021) and “Álbum de Armia: gemidos sobre o túmulo de uma brasileira” (São Paulo, Pimenta Cultural, 2022) – many scientific papers and many musical editions. In 2022, he was awarded the National Library Medal – Ordem do Mérito do Livro in recognition for his outstanding research and publication activity with the National Library Foundation. Between 2007 and 2013, Pacheco carried out a post-doctoral research at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, CESEM, with FCT funding (Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia de Portugal), on the theme “The repertoire of occasional dramatical musical works in Portugal and Brazil between 1707 and 1834”. At the same research center, he is one of the founding members of Caravelas, Research Group for the Study of the History of Luso-Brazilian Music. Pacheco is coordinator / editor of the Dicionário Biográfico Caravelas [Caravelas Biographic Dictionary]. Pacheco is one of the founding members of Academia dos Renascidos, a musical group whose objective is to perform the Portuguese-Brazilian vocal repertoire. He participated, as a soloist, in the recording of 5 CDs in Brazil and Portugal and, in 2012, he was invited to collaborate with the recording of the CD 18th Century Portuguese Love Songs by the English group L’Avventura London, on the Hyperion label, acting as a specialist in Portuguese-Brazilian song and in Sung Portuguese pronunciation and prosody. At the beginning of 2013, he was responsible for the Singing course at the Atelier du Séminaire ‘Rythmes Brésiliens’, held by the GRMB-OMF, at the Paris-Sorbonne University. During 2015, he served as Resident Researcher at the National Library Foundation, in Rio de Janeiro.