Antero Orlando Pereira Ávila was born in Pico Island on 24th June 1973. His first contacts with musical notes were made with his uncle, Custódio Garcia, even before he learned how to read or to write. At the age of 7, he took private piano lessons with Josefina Canto e Castro. At the age of 14, he was the artistic director of the Filarmónica União Artista de S. Roque do Pico.
He went to the National Conservatory of Lisbon, where he was a student of Jorge Peixinho and Álvaro Salazar. Then he went to Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa and completed his Degree in Composition. He studied with Carlos Caires, Sérgio Azevedo, Cristopher Bochmann, Eurico Carrapatoso, António de Sousa Dias, among others.
As a student, he had the opportunity to listen to his works being played in Lisbon and Oporto.
He returned to Terceira where he teaches Musical Analysis, Composition, and Acoustics at the Regional Conservatory of Angra do Heroísmo.
He has been a member of several ensembles as a tuba and electric bass player.
Now, he works both as a teacher, and as composer, maestro and instrument player. In this sequence, he has written several works for Choir and Orchestra, Chamber Music and Symphonic Band