She was born in Porto in 1974 and began her elementary studies in music at the age of six. She studied the recorder and the piano performing live regularly, both as a soloist and in chamber music. She attended the Porto Conservatory of Music where she started studying the piano in 1992. At that time she followed a parallel path in Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto (Faculty of Letters – Porto University) where she completed her degree in Modern Languages and Literature, Portuguese and English, in 1999.
Back to the Conservatory, she found full satisfaction and the sense of fulfilment in Analysis and Composition Techniques. She graduated in Composition in ESMAE where she worked with Fernando Lapa, Carlos Guedes, Nuno Côrte-Real, João madureira, Eugénio Amorim and Dimitris Andrikopoulos. Some of her pieces have been performed in several concerts in Teatro Helena Sá e Costa, Academia de Música de S. João da Madeira and Casa da Música, among others. She has also taken part in several composition seminars, namely with Magnus Lindberg and Jonathan Harvey.