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Portuguese composer, percussionist, pianist and teacher Constança Capdeville was born on 16 March 1937 in Barcelona into an artistic family and grew up in Caxias, writing music for piano when young. She studied composition and piano at the Conservatorio Nacional in Lisbon.
Her large output included works for orchestra, chamber ensembles and soloists on different instruments, plus music for ballet / dance, films and plays.
She taught music at the National Conservatory, the New University's Humanities faculty, the Escola Superior de Música and the Academia de Musica de Santa Cecilia, all in Lisbon.
Constança Capdeville died from cancer in Caxias on 4 February 1992, aged fifty-five.