Eugénio Amorim was born in 1963 in S. João da Madeira, studied music at the Music Academy of Santa Maria da Feira and completed in 1988 the Courses of Piano and Composition at Porto Music Conservatory.
From 1988 to 1993 he attended the Würzburg Music School (Germany) and obtained the Bachelor Degree in Orchestral Conducting and a degree in Sacred Music.
Was Master of the Choristers of the Cathedral Port 1994 Cathedral to 2010 and in this context addressed the Classical Orchestra of Porto, North Orchestra, "Brandon Hill" of Bristol, the Orchestra Sine Nomine, the Symphony Orchestra of Zlin and Ensemble of Ancient music Florea music of Prague and promoted the edition of two CDs with Portuguese music.
From his activity as a composer, we can refer works like "Te Deum" (1998), "Joie" for solo organ (2000), "Nós te Louvamos" (Te Deum in Portuguese) for Soprano and Tenor solos, Metals and Choir ( 2001), "Stabat Mater" for Choir, Percussion and Organ (2001) presented by Figuralchor Norddeutscher in a concert integrated in the programming of Porto 2001 European Capital of Culture. In the same year was presented "Um Natal Português," a collective composition, together with Carlos Azevedo, Fernando Lapa and Fernando Valente, for Soprano solo, Choir and Orchestra on popular melodies of Portuguese Christmas.
In July 2002, Music "Danças com o mar" was premiered in the International Festival of Povoa de Varzim for orchestra, though already published on CD. In 2003 was released in Mafra Organ Festival "E-motion" for two historical organs and in 2004 the work "4: 3 - Dopo un film di" for 2 Pianos with 4 Hands and 3 soloists, to the Black & White Festival 2005 and "Repercussio" for Marimba, Gong and organ.
In 2006, "Actions of Grâces" for Soprano, Flute and Organ was presented at the Lisbon International Festival of Organ; in the same yea, were presented the works "Hommage" for solo piano, "Laudate Pueri" by Portuense Circle Children's Choir Opera and a number of works for the liturgy, at the celebration of Mass for the 250th anniversary of the demarcated Port Wine Region with the RTP (Portuguese radio and television) ,commissioned by Ensemble Vocal Canto Nono.
In 2007 he premiered the work composed to accompany the Recitation of the painful mysteries of Rosary, ordered by the Order of Friars Minor of Porto, for baritone solo, mixed choir, Brass Quintet and Organ and "Rorate Cæli" to Coro Children and Organ. In 2009 he wrote some small works for the same type of grouping that highlight "Ave Regina cælorum". In 2011 composes "Ave Maria" for chorus a cappella and "Omnia tempus habent" for chorus a cappella (order of Anonymus Choir), in collaboration with Antonio Serginho "Onde param as castanholas" for Symphonic Band (order of the educational service of the House of music), and also "Pergunto ao tempo...” for Tuba and Accordion (order from Sérgio Carolino).
He also wrote five small pieces for piano solo, which will be compulsory parts of the Music Academy Fernandes Fão Vila Praia de Âncora at the Piano Competition and this year " Até morrer, amar é padecer " for string sextet (commissioned by Lusitanæ Ensemble ) and " O Infante ," about a Fernando Pessoa ‘s text, for Cappella Choir (order from the Anonymus Choir). Was recently published in the book CD "Pergunto ao tempo... “ for tuba and accordion.
Its activity is also extended to research in Portuguese music, he’s a of CITE member - Research Center for Science and Technologies of Arts of the Portuguese Catholic University.
It is currently completing PhD in historical musicology at the Portuguese Catholic University, with a thesis on sacred music in Lisbon in the first half of the XVIII century.
He was a member of the Installation Committee of the School of Arts, where he taught from its founding until 2003. At the present, he teaches Composition at ??the School of Music, Arts and Entertainment Polytechnic Institute of Porto, where he already was the coordinator of the Master in Composition and Music Theory.
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