Ângela da Ponte  Composition Teacher

Ângela da Ponte was born in 1984 in Ponta Delgada, S.Miguel Island (Azores, Portugal). She was graduated in composition by the Escola Superior de Música e Artes do Espectáculo (Oporto) and is now a PhD candidate and Teacher Assistant at the University of Birmingham, directed by professors Jonty Harrison and Michael Zev Gordon.

Major works include the attendance at the 8th Workshop of the Gulbenkian’s Orchestra for Young Composers (2010), with the piece EKIS III conducted by Joana Carneiro. In 2011, Ângela composed for the Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto (conducted by Michael Sanderling), Nuno Simões (winner of the Young Musicians Prize 2010 - Percussion) and Remix Ensemble (conducted by Emílio Pomárico) as a result of being the Young Composer in Residence 2011 at Casa da Música (Oporto). In the same year, she received a commission to compose for the 2011’s Edition of the Young Musicians Prize for horn in F solo.

Ângela have had the opportunity to explore and perform her electroacoustic works with BEAST (Birmingham ElectroAcoustic Sound Theatre) at the Ikon Gallery, CBSO and Elgar Concert Hall (Birmingham, UK). Further in March 2014, she collaborated with the Orchestre National d’Île de France and Choeur Régional Vittoria d’Île de France, with a commission from ONDIF to do an orchestral accompaniment of Schubert’s work a cappella Psaume 92 D953. In March 2015 she was invited by the same orchestra to be a jury member on the composition competition Île de créations.