Carlos Brito Dias (1991) is developing his PhD in the Arts, at the University of Antwerp and Royal Conservatory of Antwerp (KCA), under the guidance of Pascal Gielen and Wim Henderickx, having as subject “Integrating Portuguese traditional sounds in new compositions”. At the same time, Brito Dias studies Orchestral Conducting with Ivo Venkov. Graduated in Composition by the Escola Superior de Música, Artes e Espetáculo (Porto), Brito Dias attended seminars and masterclasses of Composition (P. Dusapin, K. Saariaho, W. Mitterer, E. Nunes, I. Fedele), Musical Pedagogy (J. Prendas, J. Wuytack, P. van Hauwe), Orchestral Conducting (J. Sébastien Béreau) and Choir Conducting (O. Reeves). Carlos Brito Dias began his studies at the Conservatório de Música Calouste Gulbenkian, Braga, with F. Salema (Piano), F. Ribeiro (Trompete) and A. Ruiz (Composition), among others. During the last years, he worked with several conductors such as D. Spouras, K. Deseure, P. Rundel, and with different ensembles and orchestras (Sinfonieta de Braga, Remix Ensemble, Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto/Casa da Música, Antwerp Symphony Orchestra, Logos Foundation, deCompagnie, Champdaction, Symphony Orchestra of Ruse, ensemble recherche). His works were performed in Belgium, Bulgaria, Germany and Portugal. Carlos Brito Dias also wrote music for short movies, theater, Robots orchestra and projects with dancers and visual artists.

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