Bachelor in Music at Conservatório Nacional de Música, Lisbon, 1986; Post-Graduation in Arts Administration at Instituto Nacional de Administração, Oeiras, 1990; MA in Culture Studies, Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Lisbon, 2016. Worked at Teatro Nacional de São Carlos, Projet LUMIERE (MEDIA Programme EU) and Expo 98. Leader and participant in many cultural projects, for both governmental and private institutions, as owner and manager of production company and artists’ agency VHProduções. Freelance writer for several newspapers and magazines, as well as collaborator in the educational department of the Musée National d’Histoire et d’Art in Luxembourg.

Fields of interest: cultural memory studies, opera studies, culture and affects/emotions, migrations and translation, literary translation.