Patrícia Lopes is a Brazilian composer and pianist with a multiple rooted musical identity, who has traveled worldwide giving concerts with her singular Brazilian compositions. Her latest works as a composer are The feminine in Pessoa, a song cycle based on poems by Fernando Pessoa, for voice and ensemble, and Flower Garden – a set of instrumental compositions inspired by flower themes – for string and woodwind ensemble. The concert The feminine in Pessoa was premiered at Seeds::Brooklyn in New York in October 2015 with the award-winning jazz musician Ohad Talmor. This concert was also performed in December 2015 by the Ensemble OCAM (Chamber Orchestra of the University of São Paulo) at Itaú Cultural Hall in São Paulo, Brazil. In October 2017 Patricia Lopes performed this concert in Portugal at the International Jazz Festival of Caldas da Rainha and at Casa da América Latina in Lisbon, with the violist Lyda Chen Argerich as her special guest.
In January 2018 Patricia Lopes released the album of this song cycle with renowned performers and active members of the Brazilian musical scene, together with the Portuguese singer Sofia Vitória, that participated in the recordings. This album is at the major streaming platforms and its physical format is available in relevant cultural venues such as Casa Fernando Pessoa in Lisbon.
Patricia Lopes is the recipient of the Award Call for Scores 2020 of the LunArt Festival in Madison, USA, for her song cycle The feminine in Pessoa. The video of the song I Have So Much Feeling, which is part of this cycle, was also awarded by the Music and Stars Awards 2020, which was accomplished by the Portuguese film director João Vasco.
Patricia Lopes holds a PhD in Music, with her research focused on the musical universe of the Brazilian composer Antonio Carlos Jobim at the University of São Paulo (USP), and performed in 2016 Jobim’s song Matita Perê (1973) alongside Dori Caymmi and the Chamber Orchestra of the University of São Paulo, with the conductor Gil Jardim. Throughout her academic education, she has studied with the concert pianist Linda Bustani, and holds a Master’s Degree in Musical Composition from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), having Marisa Rezende as her Principal Advisor.