Patrícia Sucena Almeida was born in 1972 and studied Electroacoustic Music and Composition with João Pedro Oliveira. In 1997, she finished her degree in Music Teaching from the University of Aveiro (Portugal).
From 1992 to 1997, she studied piano with Miguel Henriques. In 1998, she graduated with a master’s degree in Composition from Edinburgh University, as a scholarship student of the “Fundação Para a Ciência e a Tecnologia” of the Education Ministery, Portugal. That same year she started a doctorate program in Composition at City University of London, supervised by Rhian Samuel.
In 2000, she transferred to Southampton University, where she continued her studies with Michael Finnissy and in 2004, she finished her PhD.
She has participated in “IRCAM’s Académies d’été”, the “40th International en Ferenkursen fur Neue Musik — 2000” in Darmstadt, the “Cours du Centre Acanthes” 2002 and 2003 at the Chartreuse de Villeneuve-les-Avignon and 2004 in Metz, The I, II and III Gulbenkian’s Workshop for Portuguese Young Composers and a number of other seminars and workshops.
Her work “Fatum Hominis” was selected for the ISCM World Music Days 2005 during the 23rd Music Biennale Zagreb 2005.