Shao Xiao Ling
Date of Birth
Country of Nationality
University of Aveiro – Department of Communication and Art
Campus de Santiago
3810 193 Aveiro PORTUGAL
Av. Fausto Ferreira nº14 -3ºESQ
3800-235 Aveiro PORTUGAL
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University of Aveiro
Academic Category at the University of Aveiro
2011 - Doctorate in Music from the University of Aveiro, with a thesis entitled "Dialogue between Tradition and Contemporary in classical music of the 20th century - the symphonic work of the Chinese composer Zhu Jian-Er;
2001 - Master in Piano Solo Performance at Rotterdams Conservatorium - Hogeschool voor muziek en dans;
1998 - Bachelor in Music Education (specialization in piano) from the University of Aveiro.
1998 – International Course of Music of Estoril, piano performance with Paul Badura Skoda;
1998 and 1994 - International Course of Music of Estoril, piano performance with Helena Sá e Costa;
1998 - International Course of Music of Coimbra, piano performance with Vladimir Viardo;
1997 and 1995 - International Course of Music of Vila de Conde, piano performance with Vitali Margulis;
1997 - Course at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, piano performance with Sequeira Costa;
1997 - Course at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, piano performance with Dimitri Bashkirow;
1996 - Course at the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris, piano performance with Edson Elias.
Performance Studies in piano and Chamber Music
Areas of Interest
Performance Studies of technical, musical, aesthetic, philosophical and historical components;
Cultural studies of Classical Music, especially the interaction between Western music and Chinese music of the 20th and 21st centuries.
2013, assistant Professor at the Department of Communication and Art at the University of Aveiro, from 2013 to the present day;
2003-2013, invited assistant professor at the Department of Communication and Art at the University of Aveiro;
2001-2003, professor at the Music Conservatory of Aveiro;
1999-2002, professor at the Music Academy of José Atalaya - Fafe;
1998-1999, professor at the Musical Cultural Centre of Caldas da Saúde - Santo Tirso;
1996-1998, professor at the Music Academy of Oliveira de Azeméis;
1994-1996, professor at the Music Conservatory of Vila Nova de Gaia;
1995-1996, professor at the Music Academy of Paços de Brandão;
1993-1995, professor at the Professional School of Artave - Santo Tirso.
2015, presentation / concert at the "International Day of Confucius Institute" at Aveiro Museum; 2015, lecture "The dialogue about European Education and Exchange" at the Normal University of Shanghai;
2014, presentation / concert during the "International Cycle of Concerts and Piano Masterclass" at the University of Aveiro;
2014, project / exhibition "Hearing / seeing the music from an interdisciplinary perspective" at the International Cumulus Conference, held at the University of Aveiro;
2014, professor at the Piano Masterclass during the "Spring Music Festival of Shanghai Normal University;
2014, presentation / concert "Portuguese Classical music of the 20th Century" in Commemoration of the Day of Portugal in Macau;
2014, presentation / concert "Portuguese Classical Music of the 20th Century" in the "Spring Music Festival of Shanghai Normal University";
2013, musical presentation "Ceremony of the Public Presentation and Donation of the painting Princess Santa Joana " at the Museum of Aveiro;
2007, Assistant Professor for the Music Courses Fralães / Luiz Costa;
2000, professor of piano for the International Music Courses Guimarães;
2000-2001, organizer of the International Concerts of Ateneu Comercial de Porto.
Other Artistic Activities:
Shao represented Portugal at the "European Music Competition for Youth", in Dublin, and premiered the work "Ye that pipe and Te that play" by composer Philip Martin at the Royal Dublin Society Concert Hall. She recorded the Mozart piano concert KV547, in the exchange between RDP and Radio Luxembourg, at the Teatro Circo, Braga. By invitation from the Orient Foundation, Shao held a series of piano recitals and chamber music in Portugal. As a performer, she collaborated with the Maestro José Atalaya, in the program "Music in Dialogue". Invited by the North Delegation of the Ministry of Culture, she presented a series of concerts in northern Portugal. Shao also held a Music Series in Portuguese Universities. As a soloist, she played with the Symphony Orchestra of Porto, under the direction of Maestro Alvaro Salazar; with the Orquestra das Beiras, under the direction of Maestro António Lourenço and Maestro Cesário Costa, and with the Orquestra do Norte, under the direction of Maestro Ferreira Lobo. She has performed piano recitals and chamber music recitals at festivals, in Portugal and abroad, most notably the International Music Festival of Aveiro; the International Music Festival of Vila Nova de Gaia; the International Music Festival of the Ateneu Comercial de Porto; the International Music Festival of Paços de Brandão; the Festival "Spring Gathering" of Guimarães; "The Summer Concerts" of the Orient Foundation; the Music Festival "Le Centre Historique des Archives Nationales - Hôtel de Soubise" in Paris, France; the Music Festival "Villa Guariglia" in Salerno, Italy; the Bologna Festival; the "Day of Portugal" at the Macao Cultural Centre, China, among others.
2015, "Historical evolution of Chinese classical music of the twentieth century" in the Orient Magazine N.23, published by the Orient Foundation.
2011, "Dialogue between Tradition and Contemporary in the Classical music of the XX century - the symphonic work of Chinese composer Zhu Jian-Er" published by the Aveiro University.
2015, "The multifunctional character of Fado in the Chinese film Isabella (2006) Pang Ho-Cheung" at the International Conference for Film, Arts and Technology Communication in Avanca, Portugal;
2007, "The dialogic space between the Chinese classical music and the Western classical music in the XX century" at the World Congress on Communication and Arts, São Paulo, Brazil.
2014, "The musical world of Tan Dun: experience, invention and cultural identity" at the International Music Conference "Music In-Between" at the University of Aveiro;
2011, "Yin Chang and Sprechstimme, a study of spoken melody in intercultural perspective" on
1st National Meeting of Research in Music (ENIM), Porto;
2008, "Piano Development in China" in the II Forum of Sinology, Lisbon / Porto.
2015, "Juxtaposition of sound, color and poetry in the performative motion: Images II for piano C. Debussy" in Performa'15 International Conference, University of Aveiro.
Supervision of the Masters thesis by Yang Yang, for Master in Music Course at the University of Aveiro, entitled “The Lovely Motion in the A minor Piano Concerto Op.54 of R. Schumann and the Variation on the Theme by R. Schumann Op.20 of C. Schumann”.
Participation in Juries of Dissertation defense
2015, examiner in the dissertation defense of Valeriu Stanciu in the Doctoral in Music at the University of Aveiro;
2015, president of jury at the dissertation defense of Ana Sofia Ventura de Sousa in the Master in Music Education at the University of Aveiro;
2015, president of jury at the dissertation defense of Tamara Shagalimova in the Master in Music Education at the University of Aveiro;
2014, president of jury at the dissertation defense of Rita Miguel Nunes Pereira in the Master in Music Education at the University of Aveiro;
2014, president of jury president at the dissertation defense of João de Castro Pacheco da Cunha in the Master in Music Education at the University of Aveiro;
2013, president of jury at the dissertation defense of Carla Nogueira in the Master in Music Education at the University of Aveiro.
2º Prize in the International Piano Competition “Cidade de Covilhã”, higher level, in 1996
2º Prize in the Competition “Solistas da Juventude Musical Portuguesa”, in 1995
2º Prize in the Competition “Prémios Jovens Músicas da RDP”, higher level, in 1994
1º Prize in the Competition “Juventude Musical Portuguesa”, higher level, in 1992
Scholarship from the Orient Foundation, between 1992 and 1994