António Chagas Rosa (1960) was born in Lisbon, where he studied Piano and History. From 1984 and 1996, he lived in the Netherlands, where he made advanced studies in Contemporary Piano and Chamber Music Repertoire (Amsterdam) and in Composition (Rotterdam). He worked as a repetiteur at the Dutch Opera House (Het Muziekthater) and taught for six years at the Sweelinck Conservatorium of Amsterdam. From 1996 on, he teaches Chamber Music at the University of Aveiro, in Portugal, where he obtained his PhD in 2006 upon a research on the relationship between rhythm and semantics in Schoenberg’s Das Buch der hängende Gärten. His composition output includes many song cycles, chamber music for large and small ensembles, various symphonic works, a concerto for piano and orchestra and two chamber operas.