(b. 1964, Vila Real).
Portuguese composer of mostly orchestral and chamber works that have been performed in Europe; he is also active in jazz as a composer, conductor and pianist.
Mr. Azevedo studied composition at the Escola Superior de Música, Artes e Espectáculo in Porto and composition with George Nicholson at the University of Sheffield, where he received his MPhil.
He has received commissions from several festivals and his work In Motion was performed in Porto as part of its celebrations as the European Capital of Culture (2001). His Granito received a commendation in the competition of the British and International Bass Forum (2001).
In jazz, he has been active as composer, conductor and pianist for the Matosinhos Jazz Orchestra since 1997, in collaboration with Pedro Guedes. He is also leader of the Carlos Azevedo Ensemble. As a jazz pianist, he has performed throughout Portugal.
Mr. Azevedo teaches analysis at the Escola Superior de Música, Artes e Espectáculo.
COMPLETE LIST OF WORKS (dates unavailable for some works)
Sem título, small orchestra (12 players), 1995
Nem Sempre o Mar é Azul, string orchestra, 1998
In Motion, 1998
Memória de um Pêssego, small orchestra (11 players), 2000
Improviso, flute, cello, piano, 1991
Ritual, 3 percussion, 1997
Jazzi-Metal, French horn, 2 trumpets, trombone, tuba, 1998
Contracello, cello, double bass, 1998
Paráfrase, flute, 1999
Interchange, violin, 1999
Um Dia, double bass, piano, 2000
Granito, cello, double bass, 2001
Eu cantei já e agora vou chorando (Lied, text by Luís de Camões), voice, piano, 1999
História de Uma Valsa, piano 4 hands, 2001
JAZZ COMPOSITIONS (for big band):
Lenda (suite), 1999
DISCOGRAPHY (as composer)
Lenda. Carlos Azevedo Ensemble (CulturPorto-Público, 2000)
Paráfrase; Obsession. (Numérica)
DISCOGRAPHY (as performer)
Why Jazz? (Maria Anadon). (Groove/MoviePlay, 1995)
Ad lib(itum), Vol. 1 (Laurent Filipe). Orquestra Som do Mundo (Groove/MoviePlay, 1995)
Cem Anos de Cinema Português (Maria Anadon). (Groove/MoviePlay, 1998)