Patrícia Lopes is a Brazilian composer and pianist with a multiple rooted musical identity, and began to study piano at the age of 6 in London, where she was born. Her latest works as a composer are The feminine in Pessoa, a set of compositions based on poems by Fernando Pessoa, for voice and ensemble, performed by OCAM (Chamber Orchestra of the University of São Paulo) and Hortensia, for woodwind and string ensemble. In 2015, she gave concerts in New York playing her own compositions. In October 2017 she performed, in Portugal, the concert The feminine in Pessoa at The International Jazz Festival of Caldas da Rainha and at Casa da América Latina in Lisbon, with the violist Lyda Chen Argerich as her special guest.
Patricia Lopes has recently pursued a PhD in Music, with her research
focused on the musical universe of the Brazilian composer Antonio Carlos Jobim
at University of São Paulo (USP), and performed in 2016 Jobim’s song Matita Perê
(1973) alongside Dori Caymmi
and the Chamber Ochestra of the University of São Paulo, with the conductor Gil Jardim.
Throughout her academic education, she has studied with the concert pianist Linda Bustani, and holds a Master’s Degree in Musical Composition from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), having Marisa Rezende as her Principal Advisor.