Hugo Vasco Reis
Hugo Vasco Reis (Lisbon, 1981) is a composer, based in Zurich and Porto.
His catalog includes works for orchestra, chamber music, solo music, electroacoustic, sound installations and collaborations with fine and visual artists, which are regularly performed throughout Europe. He has edited six monographic albums which have been nominated by SPA and GDA for best work in classical music. His pieces have been awarded or selected in several national and international competitions. His recent compositions include a neglected sounds research approaching the sonic realism and sonic de-concretization in a soundscape.
He is currently a doctoral candidate at the Kunstuniversität Graz (Austria). He studied composition with Isabel Mundry at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (Zurich, Switzerland), with a scholarship from the Fondation Nicati-de Luze, with Mark André and Stefan Prins at the Hochschule für Musik Dresden (Dresden, Germany) and with António Pinho Vargas, Luís Tinoco and Sérgio Azevedo at the Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa (Lisbon). He had private classes and masterclasses with composers Toshio Hosokawa, Chaya Czernowin, Hans Tutschku, Dieter Ammann, Franck Bedrossian, Zigmunt Krauze, Åke Parmerud, Carola Bauckholt, Klaus Lang, Peter Ablinger, among others.
His works have been supported by the Ministry of Culture of Portugal, DGArtes, Antena 2, ESML, ZHdK, SPAutores, Coro Setúbal Voz, Síntese GMC, Musicamera, Borealis Ensemble, Câmara Municipal de Lisboa, Momento Foundation, Graf-Fonds and Gaudeamus. His scores are edited by the MIC.PT – Portuguese Music Research & Information Center.
He also studied Portuguese guitar at the Conservatory of Music in Porto and in the private class of Pedro Caldeira Cabral. He is a civil engineer, although he does not currently practice this profession.