João Alexandre Dias
Born in 1998, João Alexandre Dias is a 20-year-old Portuguese composer, musicologist and performer. He has studied piano, composition and analysis, for 8 years, with the Portuguese composer and performer Pedro Santos Sequeira. At the age of 16, he began to publish and perform his work in numerous recitals. At present, besides having completed the 8th Grade of Piano by the Trinity College London, he is also concluding his Bachelor in Musicology (Music Theory ,Music Analysis and History of Music) at the NOVA School of Social Sciences and Humanities (Universidade Nova de Lisboa).
He is mainly interested in modern and contemporary music, especially in the minimalist genre. His musical production clearly reflects this, having evolved towards an increasingly modern minimalist style, with his recent works being positioned within the so-called “modern classical genre”.
In 2018, at the age of 19, with his piece "Walking Without Faith", he ranked as one of the finalists of “The Minimal Piano Series Vol. II” Competition, the 2nd international piano composition contest promoted by Blue Spiral Records. Now, with the release of his new short album “Dangerous Journeys”, he debuts his international career.