Tiago Cutileiro studied in Lisbon in the National Conservatory with Carla Seixas (piano) and with António Sousa Dias and Jorge Peixinho (composition). He also studied Classical Guitar with Luís Robert and has the National Conservatory diploma in this instrument.
He was selected to represent Portugal in the 7th Bienal dos Jovens Criadores da Europa e do Mediterrâneo in 1994 and in the Mostra de Jovens Criadores in 1996. In the years 2000 and 2001 he won the Merit Scholarships of the Évora University.
Tiago Cutileiro teaches Analysis and Composition Techniques in the Lagos’s Music Academy (Academia de Música de Lagos).