Alexandre Delgado (1965) is a Portuguese composer of mostly orchestral and chamber works. He is also a talented violist. He was a private pupil of Joly Braga-Santos from 1981-85, and his Prelúdio for strings, written at age 16, was first performed in Lisbon in 1982 by the Radio Symphony Orchestra. He graduated in composition and violin as an external student of the National Conservatory in 1982. He studied composition with Jacques Charpentier in France from 1986-89 (with a scholarship from the Portuguese Ministry of Culture), graduating with distinction at the Nice Conservatory. As a violist, he studied with Barbara Friedhoff, graduating in France with distinction and winning the "Young Musicians Award" in Lisbon in 1987. He was a member of the European Community Youth Orchestra (1988-89), musical assistant to the RDP (Portuguese Radio, 1989-91) and a member of the Gulbenkian Orchestra (1991-95). He is presently a free-lance performer, as well as a full-time composer.