Mariana Vieira (Sintra, 1997) is a composer based in Lisbon.
She completed her degree in Music – Composition at the Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa, where she studied with composers Carlos Caires and Jaime Reis. She currently attends the Master in Music Teaching at the same institution.
Her pieces have been performed in festivals such as Young Euro Classic (Germany), Crossroads (Austria), Monaco Electroacoustique (Monaco), Aveiro_Síntese and Música Viva (Portugal), among others.
In 2017, she won the European Composer Award with the orchestral work “Raíz”, a commission of the Young Portuguese Orchestra (Jovem Orquestra Portuguesa), which had its premiere at the Konzerthaus in Berlin.
Mariana participated in workshops and masterclasses with composers such as Åke Parmerud, Annette Vande Gorne and Bernard Fort.
She is interested in the production of artistic projects, working in this area in parallel with her activity as a composer.
She is president of the EMSCAN, an association with which she mainly develops educational projects that combine music and technology.
She is also the executive director of Festival DME and Lisboa Incomum, projects that develop activities of creation, programming and education in the contemporary art music and electroacoustic fields.
(last update: 2022)