Nuno Figueiredo (1982, Portugal) studied trumpet at the Conservatory of Calouste Gulbenkian in Aveiro, Portugal. Continued his musical studies at the University of Aveiro, where he completed a Bachelor’s degree in composition. Besides the academic studies with João Pedro Oliveira, Sara Carvalho and Joan Riera, he attended also particular lessons with Ricardo Ribeiro. He participated at many composition courses and seminars given by Emanuel Nunes, Ignacio Baca Lobera, Pedro Amaral and Christopher Bochmann.
He received several awards in different composition competitions: 2009 best portuguese electroacoustic piece in 10th Electroacoustic Music Competition, sponsored by Miso Music Lisbon, for the work The Electronic Sounds of the Birds; finalist of 2nd International Composition Competition organized by Casa da Música, Porto, with the work Klanken Uit; 2010 first prize in 5th International Composition Competition of Póvoa de Varzim, with the concert for clarinet and orchestra Ocaso; 2011 honorary mention in 1st International Composition Competition Caravelas, for the piece Zoey – duas imágens poéticas; 2013 finalist in 1st International Orchestral Composition Competition “Novos Compositores”, organized by Orchestra Metropolitana of Lisbon, for the work Considerationibus.
Actually, he is finishing a Master’s Degree in composition at the University of Aveiro, under the supervision of Vasco Negreiros. His works have been played in Portugal, Slovak, France, Monaco and Brasil.
|Title of work||Name of Award||Prize||Date||Awarding body||URL||Town||Country||Notes|
|Medal for Merit||2017||Santa Comba Dão Municipality||URL||Santa Comba Dão||Portugal|
|Winner (work: Memorandum of understanding)||1st International GMCL/Jorge Peixinho Composition Competition||2014||Lisbon Contemporary Music Group||URL||Lisbon||Portugal|
|Honorary mention (work: Trípoli)||4th Fernando Lopes-Graça International Composition Competition||2014||Portuguese Music Museum||URL||Cascais||Portugal|
|Finalist (work: Considerationibus)||1st International Composition Competition New Composers promoted by the Lisbon Metropolitan Orchestra||2013||Lisbon Metropolitan Orchestra||URL||Lisbon||Portugal|
|Winning work (Ocaso)||5th Póvoa do Varzim International Composition Competition||2010||Póvoa do Varzim International Composition Competition||URL||Póvoa do Varzim||Portugal|
|Uma dOne of the 3 Final Works (Klanken uit)||2nd International Composition Competition promoted by Casa da Música||2009||Casa da Música||URL||Porto||Portugal|
|Best Portuguese Work (The Electronic Sound of the Birds)||10th Música Viva International Electroacoustic Composition Competition||2009||Miso Music Portugal||URL||Lisbon||Portugal|
|Candomblando||Premiere||2017/Apr/26||ENTREculturalidades / INTERtextualidades||Auditório do DeCA, Universidade Aveiro||Aveiro||Portugal||Performa Ensemble:
David Lloyd, violin and viola de arco
Helena Marinho, piano
Jaroslav Mikus, cello
Jorge Salgado Correia, flutes
|Memorandum for understanding||Performance||2015/Apr/05||1st International Composition Competition GMCL/Jorge Peixinho||Palácio Foz||Lisbon||Portugal||Lisbon Contemporary Music Group . Adriano Martinolli d'Arcy, musical direction|
|Memorandum for understanding||Premiere||2015/Apr/04||1st International Composition Competition GMCL/Jorge Peixinho||Auditório Joaquim d’Almeida||Montijo||Portugal||Lisbon Contemporary Music Group|
ENTREculturalidades / INTERtextualidades
Nuno Figueiredo: Candomblando
||MPMP, Movimento Patrimonial pela Música Portuguesa / Universidade de Aveiro
Nuno Figueiredo / Before the Devil Knows...
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||Centro de Investigação & Informação da Música Portuguesa