Filipe Esteves was born in Barreiro (Portugal), in 1978.
He started his musical studies at the age of 7, taking piano lessons with a private teacher.
After a brief interruption, he resumed his piano lessons at Escola de Jazz Luís Villas-Boas.
Meanwhile he became interested in classical composition. He studied composition at Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa with António Pinho Vargas, João Madureira, Luís Tinoco, Sérgio Azevedo, Carlos Caires (computer music) and José Luis Ferreira (electronic music).
At the same time, he attended workshops of composition and electronic music guided by Agostino Di Scipio, Barry Truax, Eduardo Reck Miranda, Emmanuel Nunes, Jonh Chowning, Miguel Azguime, Simon Emmerson and Takayuki Rai.
Among the ensembles that have performed his music include: Lisbon Drummatic, Machina Mundi, Orchestrutopica and Orquestra de Altifalantes (Miso Music Portugal).