Associate conductor of Coro Gulbenkian, he holds a phD in Historical Musicology from Universidade Nova de Lisboa, where he teaches in the Department of Musical Sciences. An investigator, publisher and performer, he has been responsible for three hundred modern premieres of vocal and instrumental works by portuguese composers, and has given world premieres of works by Constança Capdeville, Jorge Peixinho, Fernando Lopes-Graça, Filipe Pires, Miguel Azguime e Eurico Carrapatoso. As an author and performer he has recorded series of TV programs such as “Música de Corte no Palácio da Ajuda” (1986), “Tempos da Música” (1988) and “Percursos da Música Portuguesa” (2008). Jorge Matta participated in the major music festivals in Portugal and abroad, and has conducted the principal portuguese orchestras, and also European and American vocal and instrumental groups. His long discography, the most part with Coro Gulbenkian, includes recordings with music of portuguese composers, such as Filipe Pires, Constança Capdeville, Fernando Lopes-Graça, Diogo Dias Melgás, Joaquim Casimiro Junior, Pero de Gamboa, Lourenço Ribeiro, Vilancicos de Santa Cruz de Coimbra, Canções Tradicionais de Natal. He was director of Teatro Nacional de S. Carlos (the Portuguese national opera house), and President of the Comission for Evaluation of Regional Orchestras.