Born in April 1970 at Porto, began his musical studies early. Studied piano and composition, going through the Silva Monteiro Music Course, Higher Schools of Music in Porto and Lisbon and the University of Aveiro. Studied with Cândido Lima, Filipe Pires, António Pinho Vargas, Amílcar Vasques Dias and Christopher Bochmann. Attended courses by Emmanuel Nunes, Wilfred Jentzsch, Gerhard Staebler, Philippe Hurel and Leo Brouwer. Between 1988 and 1993 he attended private composition classes with Jorge Peixinho.
In 1990 he focuses on the music and thought of John Cage, leading to a deep connection with Buddhism, which is manifested today in his Buddhist position, as a member of the Chan (Zen) tradition and Humanist Buddhism of the Fo Guang Shan school and in the his investigation into the connection of Buddhist thought/concepts and philosophies in 20th century classical music.
His writing, reminiscent of the Spectral School, construction in fractals and the inclusion of mantras, develops concepts of cycles and polycycles.