Alexandre Bento

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Develops the doctoral thesis Musical Instruments and the Music of Portuguese al-Andalus – a contribution from archaeomusicology (Project supported by Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia. Scholarship reference  UI/BD/152799/2022).

Master’s Degree in Musical Arts (Music and Technology) – FCSH, Lisbon (2015). ​​Guitar Performance Diplom – Trinity College London (2013).  Musical Arrangements Diplom – Taller de Musics, Barcelona (1991). 

Research areas: Archaeomusicology, Medieval Music, Medieval Musical Instruments, al-Andalus, Middle Ages, Archaeology, Ethnomusicology, Intangible Heritage. 

Initiated music studies in 1984 and studied at Taller de Musics of Barcelona from 1988 to 1991. Attended between 1986 and 1991 workshops and courses in Portugal, Spain, Switzerland and Hungary.  

Keeps uninterrupted activity as a musician and teacher since 1991 when became harmony teacher at Hot Clube´s Lisbon Jazz School and resident musician in the TV contest “Tal Pai Tal Filho”. Alexandre has worked with hundreds of musicians and in an equal scale of concerts, performances, pedagogical actions and recordings such as “Rock in Rio 2010“ and “Adagio” yogurts TV commercials. Trinity College London Exams pedagogical coordinator at the schools Músicos Associados and ArtMúsica. Guitar, Harmony, Combo and Musical Theory teacher at JBJazz school (Lisbon) between 2003 and 2018.