Royal College of Music (United Kingdom)
Tânia Lisboa joined the RCM in September 2001 as a Research Associate in the CPS and was appointed Research Fellow in 2008. She also holds the post of Artistic Research Fellow at the Orpheus Institute in Belgium.
Following her MA in performance studies at City University London, her doctoral research at Sheffield University employed longitudinal studies with young cellists to investigate the relationship between musical understanding and a multi-modal approach to teaching and learning. Her current research focuses on the investigation of musical movement and practice strategies. She is a regular contributor to international conferences, giving papers on performance, music psychology, and music education.
Since 2003, Tânia has been the manager of the RCM's videoconferencing programme. Recent activities in this area include links with the Eastman School of Music and the Cleveland Institute of Music in the USA, as well as with universities and primary and secondary schools in the UK.
In parallel with her academic research, she pursues an active career as a solo cellist. A native of Brazil, where she also trained as a pianist, her concert engagements encompass Europe, Asia, and North and South America. In addition to the standard repertoire, she has recorded the complete works for cello and piano and all the piano trios of Villa Lobos for Meridian Records.