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PhD Candidate
Departamento de Comunicação e Arte | Universidade de Aveiro
Campus Universitário de Santiago
3810-193 Aveiro
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Hélder Sá is a violinist and studied at the Conservatory of Music of Porto, at the Superior School of Music and Performing Arts and at the University of Aveiro. In this last institution, he completed his masters in Music and Music Teaching. He currently attends the Doctoral Program in Music at the University of Aveiro. His investigation focuses on the violin in Portugal in the First Republic. Some of his investigations were published by ÍMPAR: Online Journal for Artistic Research and by Ava: Musical Editions. He is a member of INET-md and currently participates in the “Euterpe Revelada” and “Ser Musician in Portugal” projects. He is a violin teacher at the Óscar da Silva School of Music and at the Santa Maria da Feira Music Academy. In addition to musical activity, he is also a Civil Engineer.


Doctoral Project 
The violin in Portugal in the First Republic: contexts, performers and repertoires
This investigation aims to assess the contribution of violinists in the First Republic presenting the performance contexts of these musicians and the mapping of the repertoire for violin written in this period.
The survey favoured archival work in libraries, museums, foundations, music schools, private archives and composers and performers collections. Documentation consulted include concert programs, yearbooks, activity reports, scores, correspondence, as well as newspaper clippings. The press was another pillar of this investigation.
To this moment, these investigations resulted in my participation in eleven conferences resulting in five publications: three written, one on video and one in the poster's format. Two book chapters and an article are waiting for publication.