António Fragoso

Born: 17th June 1897

Died: 13th October 1918

Birthplace: Pocariça, Cantanhede, Portugal

António Fragoso was a Portuguese composer. According to the Biblioteca Municipal de Cantanhede, he was given his earliest music lessons by his uncle, Dr. António dos Santos Tovin, and continued after his move to Oporto under the supervision of another uncle, who was also Fragoso's godfather, Dr José d´Oliveira Lima. He studied piano with Professor Ernesto Maia. At Lisbon Conservatoire of music, which he entered aged 17, he studied harmony and score-reading, and piano with Marcos Garin, Tomás Borba and Luís de Freitas Branco. He achieved very high marks in his final examination on July 3, 1918.

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