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Nuno Pinto

NUNO PINTO (Vila Real, 1976)

Studied clarinet with Saul Silva, António Saiote, Michel Arrignon and Alain Damiens in Portugal and France.
Took master-classes directed by the clarinettists Guy Dangain, Walter Boeykens, Howard Clug, Robert Fontaine and Alois Brandhofer.

Dedicated a significant part of his work to chamber music and to contemporary music, being one of the founding members of the chamber music groups Camerata Senza Misura, Trivm de Palhetas and Clarinetes Ad Libitum, also collaborating, among others, with the Moscow Piano Quartet, the Ensemble Contrapuctus, the Ensemble Português de Clarinetes and the String Quartets from Lisbon, Aveiro and Lyra.
Nuno Pinto is also member of the OrchestrUtopica, of Grupo Música Nova and of Sond’Ar-te Electric Ensemble.

As a clarinettist, Nuno Pinto participated in the premieres of the works of composers such as Cândido Lima, Christopher Bochmann, António Vitorino d’Almeida, Carlos Guedes, Virgílio Melo, Carlos Azevedo, Fernando C. Lapa, José Júlio Lopes, Nuno Côrte-Real, Ivan Moody, Carlos Caires, António Sousa Dias, Miguel Azguime, Moritz Eggert, João Madureira, Johannes Motschmann, Luís Antunes Pena, among others, and is the dedicatee of works by Cândido Lima, Luís Tinoco, Sérgio Azevedo, Ricardo Ribeiro, Telmo Marques, Virgílio Melo and Miguel Azguime.

Soloist with the Orquestra Clássica do Porto, Orquestra do Norte, Solistas do Porto, Orquestra de Câmara de Cascais and Oeiras, Orquestra de Câmara Musicare, Orquestra Artave and European Medical Students Orchestra. Also collaborated with the Orquestra Gulbenkian, Orquestra Sinfónica Portuguesa and the Orquestra Nacional do Porto.
Participated in several International Music Festivals in countries such as Portugal, Spain, France, Belgium, Germany, Austria, England, Italy, Slovenia, Hungary, Poland, United States, China and Japan.

Together with the group Clarinetes Ad Libitum, in 2006, Nuno Pinto recorded Contradanza and, in 2007, participated in the film A Terra antes do Céu by João Botelho, with the group Camerata Senza Misura and in the album Torga – Retratos e Paisagens.

Nuno Pinto is professor of Clarinet and Chamber Music at Escola Superior de Música e Artes do Espectáculo, in Oporto.

He is sponsored by Buffet Crampon and Rico.

"At the concert Nuno Pinto's clarinet glittered during Miguel Azguime's and Steve Reich's works." Pedro Boléo, in Jornal Público, 27/09/2010
"All works are masterfully defended (...) works of transcendent virtuosity sounding naturally 'easy' with the complete technical mastery of a unique musician." Sérgio Azevedo, in Politecnia nº24, Maio 2010
"CD Nuno Pinto - Clarinete Solo, collection of portuguese contemporary works that explore the potential of the instrument with high-level interpretations." Cristina Fernandes, in Jornal Público, 19/04/2010
"The technical arsenal of Nuno Pinto is unquestionable: on the level of major international virtuosos of the instrument." Bernardo Mariano, in Notícias Sábado, 17/04/2010
"Experienced soloist(...) Nuno Pinto shows his lyrical and effusive temperament, showing imaginative sensibility . That technique is clean and sound very determined (round, resonant, supported), cela va de soi." Bernardo Mariano, in Notícias Sábado, 09/01/2010
"Nuno Pinto showing an excellent instrumental technique." Monika Pasiecznik, in Dwutygodnik, 27/09/2009
"Again Nuno Pinto proved to be a musician so able that can turn into music even the most uninteresting things." Diana Ferreira, in Arte no Tempo : Blog, 05/09/2008