Kika-Materula_webEldevina Materula, also known as Kika Materula, began studying music at the age of seven at the National School of Music in Maputo (Mozambique).
In 1995, in Portugal, she continued with her musical studies and was introduced to the oboe. She graduated from the Lisbon School of Music (ESML), where she studied under prof. Andrew Swinnerton (oboe), and prof. Olga Prats (Chamber music). Kika completed a post-graduate degree at the Malmö Academy of Music, studying under Professor Bjorn Carl Nielsen.
During her training, she attended a number of further specialised training courses under various teachers, including Thomas Indermüller, Ernest Rombout, H. Shellenberger, Alex Klein, Christian Wetzel and Francois Lelleux.
She has given concerts throughout the length and breadth of Portugal, and in Spain, Germany, France, Denmark, Sweden, Angola, Mozambique, Brazil, to name but a few. In 2001 she won the XVI edition “ Prémio Jovens Músicos” in the catagory oboé.
She performed as guest with orchestras that include the Madeira Classical Orchestra, the Beiras Philharmonic Orchestra, the Cascais and Oeiras Chamber Orchestra, the Lisbon Sinfonietta, the Gulbenkian Orchestra, the Malmö Symphony Orchestra (Sweden), the Malmö Opera Orchestra, the Danish Radio Sinfonietta and the Bahia Symphony Orchestra in Brazil.
Kika is also a soloist with the Entre Opus, the Cascais and Oeiras Chamber Orchestra, the Tejo National Orchestra, the Gulbenkian Orchestra (PJM 2001), the Bahia Symphony Orchestra, the Portuguese Chamber Orchestra, the Kwazulu Philharmonic Orchestra and the Johannesburg Festival Orchestra.
Her work as a teacher has included the Evora Vocational School of Music, the Palmela School of Music and the Music School of the Neojibá Project in Brazil. She is a guest teacher at the Summer Course of the Caldas da Rainha Conservatory in Portugal (the Musicaldas) and at the Neojibá social project in Brazil.
Currently, she is soloist with the Porto Concert Hall Symphony Orchestra.
Kika Materula, is the Artistic Director and founder of the Xiquitsi Project/Maputo Classical Music Season.