Sónia Duarte

Sónia Maria da Silva Duarte


(Oporto, 21.11.1982). Postgraduate student in Art History with thesis “Images of Music in Baroque Painting in Portugal (1600-1750)”, at the Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa; and PhD Grant Holder Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (Foundation for Science and Technology) (FCT). Holding a Master in Historical Musicology, by the faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas da Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, with dissertation “The Contribution of Musical Iconography in the Painting of the 15th and 16th centuries, both Portuguese and Portuguese-Flemish and Flemish in Portugal, for the Recognition of Musical Practices at that Time: Sources and Models Used in the Painting Atelier” (2012, FCSH); Holding a Master in Teaching of Musical Education, by ESE- Polytechnic Institute of Oporto, with project “Motivation, Music and Museums: the Soares dos Reis National Museum as a non-formal space for the learning of music ” (2013, ESE, IPP); Specialised in Painting Conservation and Restoration (2006, Camera di Commercio Italiana); with a degree in Art History (2004, FLUP); she attended the Undergraduate Course in Musical Sciences (2009, FCSH) and the Course of Percussion (2004, Conservatório de Música do Porto). She held an award for a training course (PEPAC) at the Music National Museum and another for a training course (PEJENE) at the Municipal Historical Archives of Penafiel. In recent years she has taught the subjects of Musical Education, Music History and Culture and Art History in the Specialised Artistic Education (Music, Dance and Theatre). She cooperates with ARTIS – School of Arts and Humanities of the University of Lisbon;  the Musical Iconography Centre/CESEM of Universidade NOVA de Lisboa and of Porto Higher School of Eduaction. Since 2009 she conducts a researches on and writes about images of music in the Portuguese painting of the 15th and 16th centuries, and has presented the results in articles, chapters of books and conferences. She continues carrying out a survey of musical iconography in Portuguese painting in Portugal as from the 17th century.