Born in Lavradio (Barreiro) in April 1972, started his musical studies at the age of 11.
The study of Oboe, started in Setubal Regional Conservatory, and ended in Lisbon National Conservatory with Lopes da Cruz as teacher.
Since 1991, he is first solo Oboe as well as English Horn in the Portuguese Navy Band. From 2001 he is Oboe Leader as well as teacher in the same institution.
Besides playing, he has as parallel activity the making of transcriptions and arrangements for several formations, with special incidence on double reed formations.
He is an element from The Portuguese Double Reed Ensemble, as well as Chairman of The Portuguese Double Reed Association.