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Luzia Rocha graduates in Musicology from NOVA University of Lisbon in

1999 where she also completed a Master degree and PhD degree in Musicology (2004, 2012). In 2010 and 2014 published Ópera & Caricatura - o Teatro de S. Carlos na obra de Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro (vol. 1, 2) and Cantate Dominum: Música e espiritualidade no azulejo barroco. In 2019 she published, in co-autorship, Imagens de Música – Itinerário Iconográfico-Musical (Guias Palácio Fronteira). She is member of International Musicological Society study groups (Study Group on Musical Iconography, Study Group for Latin America and Caribbean – ARLAC, Global East Asian Music Research) and collaborates with the Grupo de Iconografia Musical de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid/AEDOM. Currently is the Director of NIM- Musical Iconography Study Group/CESEM - Centre for the Study of the Sociology and Aesthetics of Music, FCSH/NOVA University of Lisbon. Luzia Rocha teatched at Instituto Piaget, Academia Nacional Superior de Orquestra and Universidade Lusíada de Lisboa, with supervision of Master students. She presented her work at several conferences and other venues in Portugal and abroad and published articles in periodicals with referees, also indexed at Web of Science. Luzia Rocha achieved a Merit Prize from NOVA University of Lisbon (1999) a PhD grant (FCT, 2006), a research grant from Fundação Oriente/The Orient Foundation (2015-2016) and, more recently (2017) a post-doctoral research position from CESEM/NOVA University of Lisbon.


Research interests

Music Iconography; Organology; Cultural Studies; Cultural Management; Music Pedagogy and Didactics

External positions

Cientific Consultant, Casa-Museu dos Patudos, Alpiarça

1 Feb 2019 → …

Cientific Consultant, Museu Municipal Carlos Reis

1 Feb 2019 → …

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Research Output at NOVA

«Via Actéon na caça tão austero» ou a presença da trompa na representação do mito ovidiano de Diana e Actéon no Barroco português

Rocha, L. A., 2020, Iconografia Musical: Temas Portugueses. Rocha, L. A., Sousa, L. C. D. & Dias, A. C. (eds.). 1ª ed. Lisbon: CESEM, Vol. IV (Tomo I). p. 43-54 11 p. 1

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  • Arte Urbana e Iconografia Musical: o caso das ruas de Lisboa

    Rocha, L. A. & Carvalho, B. P., May 2020, Iconografia Musical : Temas Portugueses. Rocha, L. A., Sousa, L. C. D. & Dias, A. C. (eds.). Lisboa: CESEM, Vol. IV - TOMO II. p. 139-150 11 p. 1

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Open Access

    A iconografia musical do órgão histórico em Portugal: problemas, métodos e análise de fontes

    Rocha, L. A., Sep 2019, In : Boletim Cultural. 2018-2019, 2ª série 3, p. 93-106 13 p., 6.

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    Fundação Oriente

    Luzia Rocha (Recipient), 2015

    Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

    Merit award NOVA University

    Luzia Rocha (Recipient), 1999

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

    PH.D Scholarship FCT

    Luzia Rocha (Recipient), 2006

    Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively


    Iconografía musical en el País Vasco hasta 1600

    Luzia Rocha (Examiner)
    17 Mar 2020

    Activity: Examination

    Afinal o que é um pianoforte?

    Luzia Rocha (Recipient)
    16 Feb 2020

    Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Public lecture/debate/seminar

    Jury PhD (examiner/arguer)

    Luzia Rocha (Examiner)
    7 May 2020

    Activity: Examination