Portuguese composer and conductor Gonçalo Lourenço was born in Lisbon in the year 1979. In Portugal he had study Composition with Dr. Christopher Bochmann and Dr. Roberto Perez in Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa, ending in 2005.
Active as a choral conductor, he founded the Odyssea Choir and the Coro da Universidade Lusófona in 2004, conduct both of them until 2009.
In USA he took his masters in Choral Conducting, working with Dr. Earl Rivers, Dr.Brett Scott and Dr. Elmer Thomas. He is also the artistic director of Cincinnati Camerata since January 2011. Since 2012, along with the violinists James Andrewes and Maria Romero, Gonçalo Lourenço he founded the baroque group Exordium.
He was accepted in the DMA Choral Conducting Program in IU. He is working with Dr. Robert Porco, Dr. William Grey and Dr. Carmen Tellez.
Commissioned by Maestro Gunnstein Olafsson, Lourenço’s music has been performed by the Young Musicians Orchestra of Iceland. Additional commissions include “The Allarya Chonicles” for Small Orchestra, for the fantasy books of Felipe Faria, the a cappella Four Christmas Motets and Hodie Christus Natus Est, for Brass quintet, percussion and Chorus, for Maestro J.D. Goddard and the Mastersingers of Ohio and the Guitar Quartet with Chorus “Desabafo”, for the Sacramento group Vox Musica of Daniel Paulson.