João Camacho

Born in Angola (Luanda) on January 11th of 1972, I started my piano studies with my father and in the Academia de Amadores de Música de Lisboa.

At the National Conservatory of Lisbon, I completed the complementary course of Piano in the class of Prof. Bon de Sousa, becoming also interested in composition lead by the hand of imy friend and teacher Eurico Carrapatoso. I then enrolled in the Superior School of Music in Lisbon (E.S.M.L.) where I had the opportunity to work with some of the most influential teachers and composers of the Portuguese musical field, such as Prof. Cristopher Bochmman, António Pinho Vargas, Carlos Caires and Sérgio Azevedo.

After completing the Bachelor's Degree in composition, I joined the Superior National Academy of Orchestra (A.N.S.O.). In August of 2002, I concluded the Master's Degree in Orchestra Direction in maestro Jean-Marc Burfin’s class.
Currently I teach composition in the Palmela Regional Conservatory, where I also direct several choir classes and other groups.

Awards

I'm the lucky winner of several composition prizes, including:
2014 - Finalist at the Australian Boys Choir 75th birthday composition competition;
2011 - Winner of the “D. Dinis” composition competition;
2007 - Winner of the 2nd edition of the “Lopes-Graça, Cidade de Tomar” composition competition;
2006 - Winner of the “Pixel Boy Award”;

Recordings

2016 - "Dreams and Desires" by the Australian Boys Choir

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2015 - "150 Anos" by the Palmela Philharmonic Society's Wind Band

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2014 - "75" by the Australian Boys Choir
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2007 - "Compositores Portugueses XX/XXI - vol. 1" by the Lisboa Cantat Chamber Choir
The CD is out of stock

1998 - "Canções Populares Portuguesas" by the Lisboa Chamber Choir
You can buy the tracks HERE