Portuguese pianist Ana Telles has pursued musical studies in Lisbon, New York and Paris, with Yvonne Loriod-Messiaen, Sara Buechner e Nina Svetlanova (Piano), among others. She has graduated from Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa («Bacharelato»), Manhattan School of Music (Bachelor’s Degree in Piano Performance) and New York University (Master’s Degree in Piano Performance). She holds a doctoral degree in Music History and Musicology from the Paris IV University (Sorbonne) and the University of Évora (Portugal), where her research studies were directed by Danièle Pistone and Rui Nery; her thesis on Portuguese composer Luís de Freitas Branco’s piano music was distinguished with the highest classification. Ana Telles plays regularly in Portugal, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Ireland, Poland, the UK, South Korea, Taiwan, Cuba, Brazil and the United States, as a soloist or integrated in chamber music groups. She is Associate Professor with Habilitation at the University of Évora's Music Department and Director of the School of the Arts of the same university. A full member of CESEM Music and Musicology Research Lab, she develops research projects in the fields of Music of the 20th and 21st centuries, Portuguese modern and contemporary music, Piano music. She has authored a significant number of book chapters, papers in peer-reviewed journals and musical editions, including a critical edition of Luís de Freitas Branco’s Piano Preludes (AvA Musical Editions); her discography includes sixteen published CD’s.