Anne Victorino d' Almeida (1978)

Anne Victorino d'Almeida was born on the 15th December 1978 in Poissy (France). Being the youngest of the composer António Victorino d'Almeida’s daughters, her will to study music was early woken, having started with piano lessons at the age of four, in Vienna, Austria .

At the age of seven, and already in Portugal, she began her violin lessons at the Fundação Musical dos Amigos das Crianças  with Inês Barata, with whom she studied for eleven years, finishing at that same school the 8th degree under the guidance of Leonor Prado . In 1997 she joins the Rueil-Malmaison Regionional Conservatory (France) studying in the class of Dominique Barbier. A year later she returns to Lisbon and joins the class of Agnès Sarosi in the National Superior Academy of Orchestra, graduating in 2003 .

Throughout her musical career she had the opportunity to attend a diversity of courses and improvement classes with honourable pedagogues and violinists like James Dahlgreen, Gerardo Ribeiro, Galina Turtchaninova, Gilles Apap and Maxim Vengerov. After her degree she was still supervised by António Anjos. In 2004 she attends and concludes the first year of orchestra direction in the National Superior Academy of Orchestra.

 She has been dedicating part of her musical career to the composition of Soundtracks, having been awarded (a prize) for the best musical proposal, in the "Teatro na Década 97" contest. She also composed the music of several plays, staged scene in theatres, namely, the Portuguese Youth Institute, Teatro da Comuna, and Teatro da Trindade. In 2006 she composed the soundtrack of the documentary "Cartas a uma Ditadura" directed by Inês de Medeiros staged several theatres both nationally and abroad. Sugiro que fique: In 2014 she wrote the screenplay and music for the short film “A Carruagem”, which she co-directed with the pianist João Vasco and which was awarded honorable mention at the Inatel Digital Film Festival.

She was founding member of the Lopes-Graça Quartet since 2004 until 2014 with which has been performing in several points around the country. Very dedicated to teaching, she has lectured violin since 2000 until 2012 at the Metropolitan Music Conservatory of Lisbon and has also been a teacher at the Music School of the National Conservatory since 2004.

 

Actually, she is founding member of Camões Quartet and Rumos Ensemble which with had been performing in many diferent countries like Portugal, Brazil, Germany, Namibia and South Africa.

 

http://www.annevictorinoalmeida.com/

 

This composer has 41 works on AvA:

Orchestra (7)

Ensemble (2)

Chamber Music (12)

Woodwinds (9)

Brass (3)

Strings (19)

Voice (3)

Choir (1)

Piano (9)

Guitar (1)

Children Music (1)