Edward Ayres de Abreu
Edward Luiz Ayres de Abreu was born in Durban, South Africa, 1989. He studied Piano at Conservatório Nacional, in Lisbon. He completed an undergraduate degree in Composition at Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa (ESML), where he studied with Sérgio Azevedo and António Pinho Vargas. On an Erasmus exchange program he studied at Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et Danse de Paris (CNSMDP) with Gérard Pesson. His works as a composer were played by Orquestra Gulbenkian, Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa and Grupo de Música Contemporânea de Lisboa, amongst others. He completed a Master degree in Musicology at Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas — Universidade Nova de Lisboa (FSCH/NOVA), under the supervision of Paulo Ferreira de Castro, devoting his thesis to Ruy Coelho’s early career and his relation with the so-called “Orpheus’s Generation”. Ayres de Abreu is currently pursuing a PhD in Musicology for what he was given a studentship by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT). He is the founder and president of MPMP, Movimento Patrimonial pela Música Portuguesa, in which framework he has conceived and coordinated several performance and publishing projects, such as the magazine ‘Glosas’, dedicated to the classical music of Portuguese-speaking countries. He has collaborated in courses or commented concerts at the Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Teatro Nacional de São Carlos and Instituto de Filosofia Luso-Brasileira.
“Do imaginário iconográfico em torno de Ruy Coelho e de sua música, ou quando imagem revela som na construção do modernismo português da década de 1910”, no prelo
“Ruy Coelho e a geração d’Orpheu”, Nova Águia 15 (1.º semestre de 2015), pp. 64-71.
“Danças e contradanças: Almada Negreiros e Ruy Coelho”, Revista de História da Arte 2 (Série W, 2014), pp. 111-124.
“A Symphonia Camoneana de Ruy Coelho — um centenário despercebido”, Glosas 9 (Setembro de 2013), pp. 48-53.