Anne Victorino d’Almeida
Anne Victorino D’Almeida (b. 1978, France) is a Portuguege composer, violinist and music eductor.
In 1986 she began violin lessons at the Fundação Musical dos Amigos das Crianças with Inês Barata, with whom she studied for eleven years, completing in that same school the 8th degree under the guidance of Leonor Prado. She graduated in 2003 from the National Superior Academy of Orchestra in the class of Agnès Sarosi. After graduating, she has worked with António Anjos.
Throughout her musical career, she had the opportunity to attend several courses and improvement classes with renowned violinists and pedagogues such as James Dahlgreen, Gerardo Ribeiro, Galina Turtchaninova, Gilles Apap and Maxim Vengerov. In 2004, she attended and completed the first year of orchestra conducting at the Superior Academy of Orchestra. She plays regularly with several national orchestras, including the Orquestra Sinfónica Portuguesa, Orquestra Gulbenkian and Orquestra Sinfonietta de Lisboa, among others.
As a composer, she began her career by winning the prize for best musical proposal in the “Teatro na Década 97” contest. She also composed the music for several plays staged at the Instituto Português da Juventude, Teatro da Comuna and Teatro da Trindade. In 2006 she composed the soundtrack of the documentary Cartas a uma Ditadura as well as the soundtrack of the short film Stroke by Sofia de Botton. In 2014 she wrote the soundtrack and screenplay for the short film A Carruagem, directed by João Vasco, awarded an honorable mention in the Inatel Video Competition and winner in 2015 of the Grand Prix Cinérail in Paris. Several of her works are annually test pieces in various competitions.
She was resident composer of the Gravíssimo! Festival, 2017, 2018 and 2019 edition, and resident composer of the Cascais and Oeiras Chamber Orchestra in 2018.
As a founding member of Quarteto Lopes-Graça from 2005 to 2014, she performed with great frequency in the largest Portuguese venues and abroad, highlighting Andorra in 2008 and Brazil in 2013 at Oficina da Música in Curitiba, in Sorocaba and Brasília. She is a founding member of Quarteto Camões and the trio Rumos Ensemble, created in 2015, having performed around the world.
Ms. Victorino d'Almeida teaches currently  at the National Conservatory where she held the position of assistant director from 2017 to 2019. She has taught master classes in Portugal and abroad, including the Portuguese School in Maputo (Mozambique) in 2011 and 2012, the Music Workshop of Curitiba (Brazil) in 2013 and Cidade de Praia (Cape Verde) in 2017.
Works for Winds
- "ANAMNESE, Op. 63 for Low Brass and Piano by Anne Victorino d’Almeida (Portugal, 1978)." WASBE. Web. (Featured as WASBE’s Composition of the Week, 8 August 2022). Accessed 5 January 2023