João Carlos Alves studied in Madrid with Javier Bonet.
In 1998, he was invited by the School of Music in Lisbon to represent Portugal in the “Group Erasmus Brass Ensemble”.
Between 1999 and 2001 was 1st horn of the Orquestra Clássica do Algarve.
Has performed in several countries such as Spain, England, France, Czech Republic and Brazil.
Has performed solo works by Mozart, Vivadi, L. Cherubini, F. Strauss, G. F. Telemann and R. Schumann. As a strong activity as teacher. Is the soloist of the Symphonic Band of the Police.
Is one the members of the trio “MEMÓRIA” along with flute player Ana Carina Sousa, whose repertoire is exclusive Portuguese contemporary music.
As several works edited by AVA Musical Editions.
As a master degree in Music Education by the Superior Music School from Lisbon
In 2020, the João Carlos Alves award (upper level) was created by horn players .pt.