Eugénio Rodrigues is a Portuguese composer of new music – born in Portugal (Lousã) and having lived and done his musical studies in the US (Western Connecticut with Richard Moryl and Howard Rovics, Yale University with Martin Bresnick, Duke University with Scott Lindroth) and in Holland (Hague Conservatory with Louis Andriessen).

He was awarded First Prize in the 1994 Washington International Competition for Composers for his string quartet Mata Hari. His music has been performed and commissioned by the Portuguese National Ballet, American Dance Festival, Arditti Quartet, Ciompi Quartet, Chicago Ensemble, Dale Warland Singers, Ives Chamber Orchestra, Minneapolis Vocal Consort, New Jersey Percussion Ensemble, ISCM World Music Days, Schola Cantorum of Oxford, Ricercare Choir, Lacerda Quartet, Expo ’98, Cistermúsica and Gulbenkian Foundation and Nova Era Vocal Ensemble.