Born in Lisbon, Marcos Magalhães began harpsichord lessons at the age of eleven. After obtaining the diploma of the Higher School of Music of Lisbon, he was admitted to the Conservatoire National Supérieur in Paris, where he studied with Kenneth Gilbert, Christophe Rousset and Kenneth Weiss, graduating in 1999. In 1997 he performed with the European Baroque Orchestra and in Rameau’s opera Platée. He has given many concerts in Lisbon and in other European cities, as a soloist, in chamber groups, and in opera productions, and is currently a member of the Orquestra Metropolitana in Lisbon. His research into Portuguese baroque repertoire and Neapolitan operas found in Portuguese libraries led him to found Os Músicos do Tejo, an ensemble devoted to the performance of this material.