Born in Madeira Island, Portugal, started his musical education at the age of 7 at the Conservat�rio de M�sica da Madeira in Violin, Piano, Organ and Harp. In 2000 he specialized in Violin in Escola Profissional de Instrumento, which he finished with distinction (18 values). He won the 2nd violin prize on "Education Pedagogics" in Athens, Greece. In 2003, he applied to Escola Superior de M�sica e Artes do Espect�culo (ESMAE) at Oporto, where he took his degree in Composition, studying in the classes of Jo�o Madureira, Nuno Corte Real, Dimitris Andrikopoulos, Clarence Barlow, Carlos Guedes and Klaas de Vries. Several of his most recent works have already been presented in Funchal, Oporto, Braga, Aveiro, Lisbon in festivals like Festival �Sound Acoustics�- Z�pellin2005 (Barcelona), Festival �Technical Breakdown� (Copenhagen), Black&White Festival (Oporto) and �Corta�- International Festival of Short Movies of Oporto. In 2006, is awarded with the Scolarship of Merit of IPP, in contribution to his exemplary academic carrier. In 2007, his piece for violin solo �Solo II�, integrated as obligatory portuguese contemporary work in Pr�mio Jovens M�sicos 2007 (Antena 2/RDP). He has as well participated as Composer in the "II Atelier de Leitura para Jovens Compositores", promoted by Orquestra do Algarve in November 2008. Presently, is teacher of Music Analysis,Acoustics and Music Technology in Escola Profissional Art�stica do Vale do Ave (ARTAVE).