Carlos Marecos


Carlos Marecos (1963, Lisbon) graduated in Composition, in 1999, at the Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa, where he studied with Eurico Carrapatoso, António Pinho Vargas and Christopher Bochmann. He completed a PhD in Music, in 2011, at the University of Aveiro, with the composers João Pedro Oliveira and Christopher Bochmann, with a scholarship from the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT, Portugal). He won the composition prize Prémio Lopes-Graça in 1999 and again in 2000. Marecos has received commissions from numerous important cultural entities including Culturgest, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (Serviço ACARTE), the Expo '98, OrchestrUtopica, the Estoril International Music Festival, and Cistermúsica. In the areas of theatre and dance, he has worked with the stage directors João Brites, Raul Atalaia, Luís Miguel Cintra, as well as the choreographers Madalena Victorino and Vera Mantero. Outside Portugal, his music has been performed in Spain, France, England, Italy, Denmark, Brazil, Colombia and the United States. Carlos Marecos teaches composition and analysis at the Escola Superior de Música in Lisbon since 2006.