Born in Lisbon in 1983, he began his musical studies with Vera Belozorovitch and Carlos Marecos. He finished his composition degree in 2005 at the Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa, where he studied with Luís Tinoco, António Pinho Vargas and Christopher Bochmann. In 2007 he obtained his MMus degree in composition at the Royal Academy of Music in London where he studied with Simon Bainbridge and Paul Patterson. Whilst attending this institution he was awarded the prizes: “Lena Pritchard Green Award” and “Ismena Holland Award”. He also had the opportunity of working with Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Martin Bresnick, David Sawer and Bent Sorensen and with COMA, BBC Singers and Royal Academy Soloists. He has participated in composition courses with Emmanuel Nunes, Salvatore Sciarrino, Philippe Hurel, John Chowning, amongst others. In 2004 he has frequented the summer composition courses in Darmstadt where he worked with Bryan Ferneyhough, Georg Friedrich Haas, Toshio Hosokawa and Tadeusz Wielecki. He was awarded several prizes, including Prémio Musa 2019.