Elsa Filipe

Was born in 1962 in Lisbon. She started her musical studies privately and later completed the general course in organ. She later enrolled in Lisbon's "Amadores de Música" Academy and completed the Musical Formation General Course. She carried on her higher studies and in 2000 concluded the Composition Course at Lisbon's Higher School of Music. She is presently preparing her dissertation on 20th Century Music and Musicology in Paris IV University (Sorbonne) under the orientation of Marc Battier.