Eduardo Lopes studied classical percussion and drum set at the Rotterdams Conservatorium in the Netherlands. Holds a Bachelor Degree in Performance and Composition with the highest honours (Summa Cum Laude) from the Berklee College of Music in Boston-USA. He obtained a PhD in Music Theory from the University of Southampton-UK, under the supervision of Nicholas Cook. In 2015 he was award by unanimity the Habilitation in Music and Musicology at the University of Évora-Portugal. Throughout his career he has received many national and international prizes and scholarships. Performs on a regular basis with some of the most relevant Portuguese musicians and renown international artists such as: Mike Mainieri (Steps Ahead); Dave Samuels (Spyro Gyra); Myra Melford; Susan Muscarella; Kevin Robb, Phil Wilson; e Bruce Saunders. He has recorded several CDs, some of these as the main artist. Performed in concerts in Portugal, Spain, France, Netherlands, England, Scotland, Brazil, Japan, and the USA. He is Yamaha Artist (Europe), and endorses Zildjian cymbals and Remo. He is the author of many published texts and articles on the topics of performance practice; music theory and rhythm; jazz studies; and music education. He has taught at the University of Southampton-UK and at the Superior School of Music and Performing Arts, Porto-Portugal. From 2012 to 2016 he was the Head of the Department of Music at the University of Évora. During the academic period of 2016-1017 he was Full Visiting Professor in the School of Music and Scenic Arts at the Federal University of Goiás, Brazil. At the moment he is Associate Professor with Habil. in the Department of Music at the University of Évora; Head of the PhD program in Music and Musicology of the UÉ; Coordinator of the CESEM branch at the UÉ; and editor of the Brazilian musicology journal HODIE.
Lopes, Eduardo (Org.). “Tópicos de Pesquisa para a Aprendizagem do Instrumento Musical”, Goiânia: Kelps, 2017. ISBN 978-85-400-2146-4
Lopes, Eduardo (Ed.). “Pluralidade no Ensino do Instrumento Musical”, Évora: Fundação Luís de Molina, 2013. ISBN: 978-989-8132-10-9
Lopes, Eduardo (Ed.). “Perspectivando o Ensino do Instrumento Musical no Séc. XXI”, Évora: Fundação Luís de Molina, 2011. ISBN: 978-989-8132-07-0
Lopes, Eduardo. “Rhythm and Meter Compositional Tools in a Chopin’s Waltz”, Ad Parnassum Journal, vol. 6, issue 11, Abril 2008, 64-84. ISSN: 1722-3954
Lopes, Eduardo. “From Blues to Latin Just in Time: A rhythmic analysis of ‘Unit Seven’”, Jazz Research Journal, vol. 2, nr. 1, 2008, 55-82. ISSN: 1753-8637