Carrapatoso, Eurico

Eurico Carrapatoso (b. 1962) is a Portuguese composer. His works have been performed across Europe and overseas.

Carrapatoso graduated from the Porto University with a degree in History in 1985, and he was Assistant Professor of Social and Economic History at Portucalense University. He has taught composition at several institutions. Since 1989, he has taught Analysis and Techniques of Composition at the National Conservatoire.

Carrapatoso has received commissions from numerous institutions in Portugal and abroad, and he has won several awards, including the Lopes-Graça and the Francisco de Lacerda Prizes. His works have represented Portugal three times at the UNESCO International Rostrum of Composers (Paris, 1998, 1999, and 2006).

In May 2001 Carrapatoso won the National Identity Prize. In June 2004 he was decorated by the President of the Portuguese Republic with the Commendation of the Order of Prince Henry. In May 2011 he won the Tree of Life Award.