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Dr Tania Lisboa

Tania Lisboa joined the Royal College of Music in September 2001 as a Research Associate and was appointed Research Fellow in Performance Science in 2008. She is also an honorary Research Fellow at Imperial College London. Her current research focuses on expert memory, performance education, and communication in rehearsal. Tania is currently a commissioner to the International Society for Music Education’s Commission for the Education of the Professional Musician.

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. Since 2003, Tania has also managed the RCM’s videoconferencing programme. Recent activities in this area include links with international conservatoires and universities in the USA, Europe and Asia.

In parallel with her academic research, Tania 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 by C Guarnieri and by H Villa-Lobos for Meridian Records, the latter in three volumes.

Faculties / departments: Centre for Performance Science, Research


Research areas

Performance Science

Music Education


Research students

Vera Fonte

Petur Jonasson


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Dr Tania Lisboa

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