António Pinho Vargas (1951)

Composer. Has a degree in History from the Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto. He completed the course in Piano at the Conservatory of Porto in 1987 and the Composition course at the Conservatory of Rotterdam in 1990. He is a professor of Composition at the Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa, since 1991, and researcher of the Centre for Social Studies at the University of Coimbra, since 2006. He was decorated by the President of the Portuguese Republic with Commendation of the order of Infante D. Henrique, in 1995. In 2012, he received the University of Coimbra and the José Afonso Prizes. In 2014, received the Authors’ Award for his work Magnificat for choir and Orchestra. He published the Sobre Música: ensaios, textos e entrevistas (Afrontamento, 2002) Cinco Conferências sobre a História da Música do Século XX (Culturgest, 2008) and his doctoral thesis completed in 2010: Música e Poder: para uma sociologia da ausência da música portuguesa no contexto europeu (Almedina, 2011). He also recorded 10 albums of jazz as a pianist/composer including the double CDs, Solo (2008) Solo II (2009) and Improvisations (2011). Naxos edited his Requiem & Judas (2014) and reedited in digital Os Dias Levantados e Verses and Nocturnes (2015) as Monodia reedited by Warner. He composed 4 operas, 3 oratorios, 12 pieces for Orchestra, 8 works for ensemble, 20 chamber works, 9 works for soloists and music for 5 movies. Among the latest works are included Requiem (2012), Magnificat (2013), De Profundis (2014), Violin Concerto (2015) and Concerto for Viola (2016).

This composer has 52 works on AvA:

Orchestra (19)

Wind Band (1)

Ensemble (3)

Chamber Music (8)

Woodwinds (4)

Brass (3)

Strings (11)

Percussion (5)

Opera (2)

Choir (4)

Piano (6)

Organ (1)

Harpsichord (1)

Guitar (1)