Mariana Vieira (Portugal, 1997) is a composer based in Lisbon.
She studied Music Composition at the Lisbon College of Music (ESML) with composers Carlos Caires and Jaime Reis. She is currently pursuing her Master in Composition & Pedagogy in the same institution.
Her work includes electroacoustic and instrumental music in solo, chamber, ensemble and orchestral settings, as well as collaborative multimedia pieces.
Besides her artistic output, she is interested in developing artistic and pedagogical projects, a work that she carries out by being the production director of Festival DME and an active collaborator at Lisboa Incomum, an independent concert and artist residency venue in Lisbon.
Her music was performed in festivals such as Young Euro Classic (Germany), L’Espace du Son (Belgium), Audio Art (Poland), Electroacoustic Music Days (Greece) Crossroads and Echoes Around Me (Austria), Monaco Electroacoustique (Monaco), Aveiro_Síntese and Música Viva (Portugal).
As a composer, she has been awarded prizes such as the European Composer Award in 2017 with her piece “Raiz”, written for the Portuguese Youth Orchestra (JOP), Musicworks’ Electronic Music Composition Contest (Canada) in 2021 and The Acousmatic Project’s Young Lion*ess of Acousmatic Music (Austria) in 2022.
Since 2021, she is also an Assistant Professor at Escola Superior de Artes Aplicadas (Castelo Branco, Portugal).