Helena Marinho is Lecturer in the Communication and Arts Department of the University of Aveiro, Portugal. She holds Master of Music degrees from the University of Kansas and the Norwegian State Academy of Music, and a PhD from the University of Sheffield. She is a fellow researcher of the Institute of Ethnomusicology - Music and Dance Studies Centre (INET-MD), and her research interests are focused on performance studies and twentieth-century Portuguese music. She has published book chapters and articles on both subjects, and participated in several national and international music research conferences. Helena was a member of the European Union's expert panel for the Culture Programme (2007-2013). She has founded and organizes Performa, a biannual conference on performance studies. Helena also pursues a concert career, presenting chamber and solo recitals in the main Portuguese festivals and concert halls, as well as in the USA, Brazil, England, France, Italy, Sweden and Norway. She plays the modern piano and the fortepiano, and has recorded 5 CDs of contemporary and classical repertoire on both instruments. She has also made several recordings for Portuguese and French television and radio. She has premiered works of several Portuguese composers in Portugal and abroad.