Mário Azevedo

School of Music and Performing Arts in Porto (ESMAE).

Mário Azevedo(1957). Diploma of the Stichting Orffwerkgroep Delft(Netherlands). He worked in the Paula Frassinetti ESE between 1984 and 1996. Since 1996 he is teaching at ESMAE/IPP where he is, currently, vice-president.
Co-founder of the Orquestra Orff and of the Oporto Orff Institute.

He has a PhD in Art Education in FBAUP (U. Porto) and is also member of NIMAE/i2ADS (research group) where cultivates a deep attention through Arts Education, Music, Aesthetics and Philosophy.
The keywords of his work – silence, world and birth, reified-ear and ear-in-transit, open and indeterminacy – show ruptures of sense in the contemporary world.

He loves is family, plays lute covertly and, particularly likes Hildegard of Bingen and Josquin Desprez, Hans Memling and Thomas Hischhorn, Gustav Mahler and John Cage, Steve Reich and Toumani Diabaté, Vergilio Ferreira and Paul Celan, orchids and old vines.