José Luís Postiga was born in 1976 in Vila do Conde. His first musical performances began at the age of 4, with his mother in amateur choirs of Caxinas Church. He received the first musical classes of Music Theory and Keyboard Harmony with 6 years old, and at 12 he started his basic specialized studies of music at the S. Pio X Music Academy in Vila do Conde, right after he have won the International Childhood Singing Festival of Oporto, Rabelo D’ouro, in 1986. After studying with the composer Eduardo Patriarca, he started his Bachelor in Music Teaching – composition, in Aveiro University, where he studies with Isabel Soveral (composition), João Pedro Oliveira (Electroacoustic) and Evgueni Zoudilkine (music theories), among others.
Since 1998, he have developed an wide pedagogical activity in musical sciences domains. He was teacher in Professional School of Arts in Mirandela, Calouste Gulbenkian Music Conservatoire in Braga, Music Conservatoire of Coimbra, Professional Institute of Advanced Technologies in Oporto, Piaget Institute in Mirandela, where was also executive coordinator of the Bachelor in Music, and actually he teaches in the S.Pio X Music Academy in Vila do Conde and Music Bachelor in Aveiro University. He keeps a straight collaboration with the School of Education (ESE) of Polytechnic Institute of Bragança (IPB) with regular Master Classes and Workshops on musical production and composition.
His compositions have been directed to the pedagogical issues of every school where he teach. In result of this, he wrote many orchestrations for different music groups and in different music genres. Also his original compositions have this same eclectic principles, including solo, chamber, symphonic, choral and electronic music, the most part of them already performed.
He his working now in his PhD thesis, with the advisor Isabel Soveral, researching in “Musicality of European Portuguese speech voice – for composition without vocal verbalization”.