Helena Marinho is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Communication and Arts of the University of Aveiro (Portugal), and a researcher fellow of the Institute of Ethnomusicology - Centre of Studies in Music and Dance Studies (INET-md). Her research interests are focused on performance research and 20th- and 21st-century Portuguese music. She has published book chapters and articles on both subjects, and participated in several national and international music research conferences. She has been a fellow researcher of several projects, and PI of the project “Imagens da Terra e do Mar: Frederico de Freitas e a música na cultura portuguesa do séc. XX". She is currently leading two projects financed by European funds and the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology: “Euterpe unveiled: Women in Portuguese musical creation and interpretation during the 20th and 21st centuries”, and “Experimentation in music in Portuguese culture: History, contexts and practices in the 20th and 21st centuries”. She was also the author and leader of several artistic projects financed by the Portuguese Ministry of Culture. She has published book chapters for Imperial College Press, Brepols, Editions Hispaniques, mpmp, Colibri and Caminho, and articles for the journals Psychology of Music, Musica Hodie, E-Cadernos CES, among others. She was a member of the expert panels for the European Union Culture Programme, research scholarships of the Foundation for Science and Technology, and the Portuguese Agency for Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education.
She also pursues a concert career, presenting chamber and solo recitals in the main Portuguese festivals and concert halls, as well as in the U.S.A., Brazil, India, Singapore, Ethiopia, England, Ireland, Spain, Greece, France, Italy, Sweden and Norway. She plays the modern piano and the fortepiano, and has recorded 10 CDs with contemporary and classical repertoire on both instruments, and premiered works of several Portuguese composers in Portugal and abroad. She has also made several recordings for Portuguese and French television and radio.