Ângela da  Ponte

Ângela da Ponte is a Portuguese composer, born in 1984 in Ponta Delgada, Açores. With a PhD from the University of Birmingham (UK), Ângela currently lives in Porto where she develops activities as composer and collaborator in the Escola Superior de Música e Artes do Espetáculo and at the Conservatório Regional de Música de Vila Real.

Works with more prominence include her participation in the 8th Gulbenkian Orchestra Workshop for Young Portuguese Composers, where she debuted the piece EKIS III conducted by Joana Carneiro. In 2011 she was a Young Resident Composer at Casa da Música (Porto) where she wrote for the Porto Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Michael Sanderling, Remix Ensemble conducted by Emílio Pomárico and Nuno Simões (winner of the Young Musicians Prize 2010, percussion).

In March 2014 she collaborated with the Orchester National d'Île de France and the Choeur Régional Vittoria d'Île de France, the result of an order by the orchestra to compose an orchestral accompaniment of the a cappella piece: Psaume 92 D953 by Schubert. That same year she was invited by the same orchestra to be member of the jury in the composition competition Île de créations.

Her music has been played regularly in Portugal, in the United Kingdom with the BEAST (Birmingham Electroacoustic Studio Theater) at concerts at the Ikon Gallery, CBSO and Elgar Concert Hall (Birmingham), Mexico (Festival Visiones Sonoras 2016), Poland (Audiokineza), Colombia and Spain.

            Works for wind orchestra

  • Despique (2011)

  • Cantiga Bailada (2010), for wind orchestra and choir

  • Tirioni (2010), for wind orchestra and choir

 

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