Luísa Cymbron (1963-) studied Music in her hometown (Ponta Delgada, Azores) and in Lisbon and earned all her academic training in Musicology from NOVA, Lisbon, where she obtained her PhD in 1999, with a dissertation on Opera in Portugal during the Liberal Period (1834-1854). She is an Associate Professor at NOVA (Department of Musicology), member of the board of the Centre for the Study of the Sociology and Aesthetics of Music (CESEM), a member of the Caravelas group and the Opera Studies Research Cluster. Her main areas of specialization and interest are the history of music in 19th-century Portugal, Italian opera and the musical relations between Portugal and Brazil. She participated in research projects both at the national and international level and published a large number of papers, both in Portugal and abroad. She is also active as a promoter, in particular through commented concerts, mostly on the music of Portuguese and Brazilian composers.