Born in Porto, Álvaro Teixeira Lopes graduated in Porto Superior Conservatory of Music with maximum grade. In Portugal, he was a student of Isabel Rocha and Helena Sá e Costa. As a scholar of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, the Austrian government and the State Secretariat for Culture, he continued his studies in Vienna with Paul Badura Skoda and Noel Flores, and in Paris with Marian Rybicki. Artistic Director of the International Competition Sta. Cecilia and Member of the Direction of Curso de Música Silva Monteiro, Invited Assistant Professor of the Department of Communication and Art of the University of Aveiro, where he teaches piano and chamber music.