Rita Abranches was born in Lisbon. She is a pianist, composer and piano teacher.

She discovered the sound of the piano and her passion for music as a child during her classical dance classes, and later, as a teenager, started her music studies at the National Conservatory, where she finished her piano complementary course. She continued her academic training with a degree in Piano Performance and a Master’s Degree in Music Teaching. She took part in different instrumental groups in different places around the country and has participated as a performer in albums by other musicians and composers. 

Rita felt the need to make her own music very early in her career, by tracing a path of creative and individual freedom. She has created music for several projects of Cinema, Theatre, Dance and Poetry, appreciating the way in which different forms of expression intertwine and enrich together. In the Cinema, she began by participating in the soundtrack of short films, having later created the soundtrack of a series of documentaries about Macau for RTP- “Macau 2012/13” by Rui Filipe Torres, which later evolved into the feature film format, “Macau, um Longe tão Perto”, both works have been exhibited in various locations and film festivals. In the Theater, we highlight the music created for the play “Flower Child” by Jack Shamblin, to be shown in several places in New York (USA). In Dance, several musical moments were choreographed, with emphasis on the piece “Rmood”; in the Dance show “Os valores da Música Portuguesa”; at CCB. She has created several projects in the union of her music and Portuguese Poetry: “Poetas Portugueses: Uma viagem de sons”; the “Projecto Vida e Nuvem” and his most recent Project, “Lua vinil”, having been performing shows in several places around the country.

She has released two albums: “Vagueando” (2013), a set of eight piano themes, and “Vida e Nuvem” (2019), in which she expands her language to other instruments, presenting some songs.

She is interested in Yoga, having taken several Yoga and Yogatherapy courses during 3 years.

Cinema, travelling, Freedom, the Dream and the Sea are constant lines and sources of inspiration for her works.