Fernando Lapa - ZêzereArts Festival Composer in Residence 2019

Fernando Lapa Composer in Residence 2019FERNANDO C. LAPA , was born in Vila Real, Portugal, em 1950, and studied at the Conservatório de Música do Porto, where he graduated from the Curso Superior de Composição, in the class of prof. Cândido Lima.

He has written many works (close to three hundred pieces in all genres). Some of these have been performed many times both in Portugal and abroad, including broadcasts on RDP, RTP and other national and international radio and television stations. His music has been recorded and published in Portugal, France and Germany.

Fernando Lapa was the music critic for the newspaper “Público”, between 1994 and 2006. He has taught music and composition in many schools at all levels notably at the Conservatório de Música do Porto and ESMAE (Escola Superior de Música e Artes do Espectáculo), Porto.