Sofia Borges, born in Lisbon began her studies in guitar at age 11. Attend the Amateur Academy of Music/Lisbon and is subsequently studied Percussion at National Conservatoire-Lisbon where she also studied Analysis and Composition Techniques with Eurico Carrapatoso.
The activity as a percussionist combined with her interest in ethnomusicology has led her to participate in concerts, festivals and conduct workshops in Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom, Ireland, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland Poland, Estonia, Macau, Taiwan, Brazil, Australia and New Zealand, working with leading international artists.
After attending the School of Jazz Luis Villas-Boas - Hot Clube de Portugal she begans in 2006 her composition studies at Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa (ESML). At ESML she studied Composition with Luis Tinoco, João Madureira, Sérgio Azevedo, among others, and Electronic Music with Carlos Caires and José Luis Ferreira. As part of her studies debuted her music in various editions of Peças Frescas Festival at Teatro S. Luiz/Lisbon. In 2009 completed her degree in Composition getting the final exam the classification of 19 points out of 20.
She had collaborated with NOL - Nova Orquestra de Lisboa and in 2008 premiered the piece "A part of every new Day – for Jazz Drums and live electronics" in the concert “Novos Ciclos por Segundo” - by Miso Music Portugal.
In 2009 she sucsessfully apllies for the Master in Multimedia Composition at Hochshsule für Musik und Theatre Hamburg - Germany, where she is currently studying with Peter Michael Hamel, Georg Hajdu, among others.
Comissioned by RDP / Antena 2 – Portuguese Broadcast she composes "D'Ouro sobre Azul" for solo Marimba, mandatory piece for the Young Musicians Prize 2010.