Eduardo Lopes

Studied Drums and Percussion at the Rotterdam Conservatorium (The Netherlands), and has a Bachelor Degree in Performance and Composition (Summa Cum Laude) from the Berklee College of Music (USA). Holds a PhD in Music Theory from the University of Southampton (UK), and conducted Post-Doctoral work at the Technical University of Lisbon (Portugal).

Throughout his academic and artistic career, he was recipient of many grants and scholarships, such as: Berklee International Grant, Berklee Achievement Scholarship, scholarships from the Portuguese Ministry of Culture, the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology, and the Luso-American Foundation.

Performs on a regular basis with many prestigious national and international ensembles. Besides doing a fair amount of work as a studio musician, he is frequently asked to do Master-Classes in Portugal and overseas.

As a scholar he has as main interests of research: Performance Studies, 20th Century Music, Music Theory, and Rhythm and Metre.

Presently he is an Auxiliary Professor at the Department of Music at the University of Évora.

Endorses Yamaha drums, Zildjian cymbals and drum sticks, and Remo heads.

Eduardo Lopes