BIOGRAPHY

Nuno Lobo is a Portuguese composer based in Amsterdam. During the year of 2020, he was the Young Composer in Residence at Casa da Música (Porto) and composition guest teacher at the Fontys School of Fine and Performing Arts (Tilburg). Nuno Lobo is interested in surrealistic narratives, in inter-disciplinary collaborations and in virtual operas. Non-western cultures, cinema, physics or health disorders are commonly referenced in his works. Besides composing, he is also conductor of the Arnold Schönberg Kamerkoor (2021-) and Endora Kamerkoor (2019-).

Nuno Lobo
Photo by Afonso Sereno
 
 

· Remix Ensemble (PT)
· Nieuw Ensemble (NL)
· Hermes Ensemble (BE)

· Porto Symphonic Orchestra (PT)

· Maat Saxophone Quartet (NL | PT)
· Ensemble Sketch 351 (NL)

· Banda Marcial da Foz do Douro (PT)

· Quarteto Tejo (PT) 

· Marketheater ensemble De Gloed (NL)

· Zeestraat collective (NL)

· Elle Quartet (PT)

· ESMAE Symphonic Orchestra (PT)

· Grimm Duette (NL)
· CvA Score Collective (NL)

· Casa da Música (Porto)

· Dutch National Opera (Amsterdam)

· Festival d'Aix-en-Provence (Aix-en-Provence)
· Nieuw Ensemble (Amsterdam)
· RTP / Antena 2 (Lisbon)

· Gaudeamus (Utrecht)

· Oranjewoud festival (Friesland)

· Maat Saxophone Quartet (Amsterdam)

· Banda Marcial da Foz do Douro (Porto)

· Marketheater ensemble De Gloed (Amsterdam)

· Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ (Amsterdam)

· Ensemble Sketch 351 (Den Haag)
· Inês Lopes (Porto | Den Haag)

· Dutch Classical Talent (Utrecht)

 

· Casa da Música (Porto) 🇵🇹
· Dutch National Opera (Amsterdam) 🇳🇱

· Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ (Amsterdam) 🇳🇱
· AMUZ (Antwerp) 🇧🇪

· Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian (Lisbon) 🇵🇹
· Muziekgebouw Frits Philips (Eindhoven) 🇳🇱
· Tivoli Vrandeburg (Utrecht) 🇳🇱
· Castelo Sforzesco (Milan) 🇮🇹
· Teatro Nacional São João (Porto) 🇵🇹
· Stadsschouwburg en Philarmonie (Haarlem) 🇳🇱
· Vondel Kerk (Amsterdam) 🇳🇱
· Theater aan het Vrijthof (Maastricht) 🇳🇱

· Musis & Stadstheater (Arnhem) 🇳🇱
· O'culto da Ajuda (Lisbon) 🇵🇹
· Teatro Helena Sá e Costa (Porto) 🇵🇹
· KORZO (Den Haag) 🇳🇱
· Orgelpark (Amsterdam) 🇳🇱
· Concertgebouw De Vereniging (Nijmegen) 🇳🇱
· Teatro Municipal Baltazar Dias (Funchal) 🇵🇹
· Plein Theater (Amsterdam) 🇳🇱
· Concertgemaal (Amsterdam) 🇳🇱
· Tipografia do conto (Porto) 🇵🇹
· De Ruimte (Amsterdam) 🇳🇱
· Cultureel Centrum Onder de Linden (Middenweg) 🇳🇱

 
 

· Young Composer in Residence at Casa da Música (2020).
· 1st prize  Sophia Student Prize - Portuguese Academy of Cinema, Experimental category. Composition of the soundtrack of the short-movie “Reminiscência”.

· 3rd prize  at SIMM - New Music for harpsichord (2018) with the piece "Three Deadly Causes".

· 3rd prize  at Megalopolis Saxophone Orchestra - Call for Scores (2020) with the piece "303 | Circ. Praça Constituição".
· Audience Prize at Goodmesh concours (2021) with the piece "It Rose Behind The River".
· Finalist  
at Tera de Marez Oyens Award (2021), with the piece "Necrotic Birds".

· Nominated for "Best work of classical music 2021" by Sociedade Portuguesa de Autores with the piece "303 | Circ. Praça Constituição"
·
Selected for The Times Academy (2017), composition workshop with the Hermes Ensemble. 

· Opera Forward Festival (Amsterdam)

· Gaudeamus Muziekweek (Utrecht)
· Festival Aix-en-Provence (Aix-en-Provence)
· IV Encontro Internacional de Piano Contemporâneo (Porto)

· November Music (Den Bosch)
· Musical Makers (Amsterdam)

· V Festival Antena 2 (Porto)
· Festival Dag in de Branding (Den Haag)

· Oranjewoud Festival (Friesland)

· Delft Fringe Festival (Delft)

· Nieuwe Noten (Amsterdam)
· International Conference of Saxophones EuroSax'17 (Porto)

· Emmy Verhey Festival (Zaltbommel)
· Composers Festival (Amsterdam)

· Encontros Nova Música em Vila do Conde (Porto)

· SaxOPorto (Porto)

 

Conferences/Workshops:
· Helmut Lachenmann
· Rebecca Saunders
· Luca Francesconi
· Vic Hoyland
· Unsuk Chin
· Theo Loevendi
· George Benjamin
· Harrison Birtwistle

· José Eduardo Gomes

Master in Music Composition
CvA - Conservatorium van Amsterdam
Composition: Wim Henderickx; WiIlem Jeths.

Conducting: Lucas Vis.
Composition with karnatic concepts: 
Rafael Reina; Jonás Bisquert.

Bachelor in Music Composition
ESMAE - Escola Superior de Música, Artes do Espetáculo (Porto)
Composition: Carlos Azevedo; Eugénio Amorim; Dimitris Andrikopoulos.
Conducting: Eugénio Amorim; Bárbara Francke.

Complementary Music Course (8 years)
AMCC - Academia de Música de Costa Cabral (Porto)
Instruments: Bassoon, Piano.
Analysis and Composition: Daniel Moreira.