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The National Academy of Advanced Orchestral Studies (ANSO) started its activity in October 1992. The following year it was officially instituted within the framework of Higher Polytechnic, Private and Cooperative Education, through Decree No. 1202/93 issued by the Ministry of Education and published in the Diário da República. ANSO integrates the project of the Association Music, Education and Culture – the Sense of Sounds, whose most prominent face is the Lisbon Metropolitan Orchestra (OML). In this universe, dozens of teachers and hundreds of students live side by side with the 37 elements that form the core base of the professional orchestra.
Founded in 1992, the Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa is a reference in the Portuguese music scene. Composed of 37 musicians, in a “classical” instrumental configuration, their basic formation is regularly modulated and extended, allowing the Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa to approach nearly the entire orchestral repertoire, from the late 17th century to contemporary times. Among the artists who collaborate with the Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa stand out conductors such as Pablo Heras-Casado, Kristjan Järvi, Eivind Gullberg Jensen, Christopher Hogwood, Enrico Onofri, Leonardo García Alarcón, Hans-Christoph Rademann, Beat Furrer, Magnus Lindberg and soloists such as Monserrat Caballé, Kiri Te Kanawa, José Carreras, Felicity Lott, Maria João Pires, Natalia Gutman, Adrian Brendel, Sayaka Shoji and António Menezes, among many others. Appointed in 2021, Pedro Neves performs the dual function of Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa.
ANSO is distinguished by its rare characteristics. With the objective of guaranteeing the broadest technical, theoretical and artistic education of each student, it places strongly emphasis on the musical practice as a whole, whether in chamber groups or in the Metropolitan Academic Orchestra, a true training tool with the purpose of holding public concerts. ANSO students also join OML frequently to interpret the large symphonic repertoire.

Job description

Job type/category
Minimal education
Minimal experience
1 - 3 Years Experience
Language requirements
English, Portuguese,
Working language(s)
English, Portuguese,


Deadline for application
31 Mar, 2022
Start date
03 Oct, 2022


Erasmus Student Traineeship ANSO2022.pdf