1930 Born in Queluz - Sintra
1942/49 Studies in the Conservatory (Lisbon), in Harp and Piano.
1948 Graduated in Harp.
1949 Graduated in Piano.
1951/52 Studied Composition in the class of Croner de Vasconcelos.
1959 Entered "Orquestra de Concertos" conducted by Frederico de Freitas.
1960 Played with "Os Menestreis de Lisboa", directed by Santiago Kastner, with
whom studied interpretation of "Early Music".
1961 With a scholarship of Gulbenkian Foudation, studied Harp in Amsterdam with
Phia Berghout, following an advise of Santiago Kastner.
1962 Met the Composer Jorge Peixinho, introduced to her by the Harpist Mário
Falcão, with whom played "Imagens Sonoras" for two Harps by Jorge Peixinho. After this began a lifetime collaboration with Peixinho.
1962/63 Return to Amsterdam to continued studying Harp with Phia Berghout, this time with a scholarship of the Dutch Government.
1964 Again as a scholarship recipient of Gulbenkian Foundation, studied Harp in
Paris with Jacqueline Borot.
1965 Entered"Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto" conducted by Silva Pereira.
1967 With a scholarship of Gulbenkian Foundation, studied in Cologne, throughout
bass in Harp with the Harpist Dr.Hans Ziengel.
1969 Entered "Orquestra Sinfónica Nacional"(Lisbon) as Harp Solo.
1970 Collaborated in the foundation of "Grupo de Música Contemporânea de Lisboa"
1973/74 Founder of "Trio Antiqua" with the Flutist Carlos Franco and the cellist Luísa de
1974 In the activity of GMCL, Jorge Peixinho directed a collective work named "In-
con-sub-sequência". This is her first experience in contemporary composition.
1976 Her first work "Encontro" is distinguished in "Tribune Internationale des
1980 First Prize of "Oficina Musical" (Oporto), with the work "Variantes" for Flute and
1981 Distintion for the work "Música para Três Grupos".
1987 Professor of "Analisys and Composition Technics" at the National Conservatory
(Lisbon). Member of Classical Music Department of the Portuguese Society of
1989 Professor of Harp at the National Conservatory (Lisbon).
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