Cristina Fernandes is a contracted researcher at INET-md, where she coordinates the research group “Historical and Cultural Studies in Music” and  is carrying out a research project titled “Music, Performing Arts and Diplomacy in the 18th century: Portuguese networks in the international stage” (2022.03493.CEECIND/CP1725/CT0042). Between 2020 and 2022 she was the Co-PI of the project “PROFMUS-To be a musician in Portugal: the social and professional condition of musicians in Lisbon” (INET-md, funded by FCT).  She integrated the research team for the ERC project  PERFORMART-Promoting, Patronising and Practising the Arts in Roman Aristocratic Families (1644-1740) (CNRS, ÉFR-Rome, funded by the ERC) and collaborated with several projects of the research group “Music in Spain: Composition, Reception and Interpretation” (Universidad de La Rioja, Spain).  She carried out a post-doctoral project on music and ceremonial at the Royal and Patriarchal Chapel of Lisbon (1716-1834), funded by FCT (2011-2017), and has published on several topics, such as music and royal power in the early modern era; music and diplomacy in the 18th century; musical and cultural exchanges between Portugal, Spain and Italy; women and music in the Iberian Courts; music criticism.

Research unit: Institute of Ethnomusicology - Centre of Studies in Music and Dance (INET-md)

2010DoctorateUniversidade de ÉvoraMúsica e Musicologia
  • Alessandro Scarlatti’s chamber cantatas in Portugal  
  • Música en las cortes ibéricas (1700-1834)  
  • Músicas religiosas de "aparato" na corte portuguesa  
  • “… Posee todos los primores de la música, en cuanto ciencia, y en cuanto arte”  
  • A Banda Real e outros agrupamentos de instrumentos de sopro e percussão ao serviço da monarquia (1707-1834)  
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