Nuno Jacinto (1985 - )

Nuno Jacinto is a Portuguese composer, musician, teacher, conductor and concert lecturer, born in Funchal, Madeira. He started his musical studies Conservatório – Escola das Artes da Madeira, where he studied Violin, under guidance of professor Vladimir Proudnikov, and Piano, Organ and Harp, having completed his studies in Violin. In 2002, he was awarded the 2nd Prize in Violin, in the “International Competition for Young Performers” held in Athens.

From 2003 to 2007, he studied Composition in Escola Superior de Música e Artes do Espectáculo (ESMAE-IPP) in Oporto, with teachers João Madureira, Nuno Côrte-Real, Dimitris Andrikopoulos, Clarence Barlow, Carlos Guedes and Klaas de Vries. In 2005, he attended an Orchestral Conduction course, under the guidance of conductor Cesário Costa. In 2006, he was awarded the Instituto Politécnico do Porto (IPP) Scholarship of Merit.

As teacher, he has worked in several music schools, besides doing research. He currently teaches at ArtEduca – Conservatório de Música de Vila Nova de Famalicão. Having developed a pedagogic interest, namely in the field of Music Education, he teaches Music Education at the Centro de Bem Estar Infantil e Juvenil do Coração de Jesus (Porto). He has also collaborated in several teaching institutions, like Meloteca, as coach of Music Technology for Teachers. He has co-authored a book of Music Education pedagogical essays by Porto Editora, aiming specifically at music teachers. He is also represented in music label companies, such as Numérica, as a musical essayist.

As a composer, his work “Solo II” for Violin solo was integrated, in the compulsory category of Portuguese work, in the competition Prémio Jovens Músicos 2007 (Antena 2/RDP).

He has worked with several professional orchestras, such as Orquestra do Algarve, in 2008; II Atelier de Leitura para Jovens Compositores, in the same year; Gulbenkian Orchestra, in 2009; the 7th Workshop for the Young Portuguese Composers, in the same year, both times with his orchestral work “ArRestare”. In 2013, he was selected to participate in the “Novos Compositores”, promoted by the Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa, with the orchestral work “The Distracted Composer”.

In 2011, his first discographic work  “Diagnosis” came out by the label Numérica (NUM 1223).

In 2013, the work "Ilusão - Quatro Canções sobre a Ilusão” was included in "Canções de Lemúria", a discographic work by the duo Marina Pacheco & Olga Amaro, which came out by Parlaphone Music Portugal (a label of the Warner Music Group Company).

In 2014, he was awarded with the 2nd Prize in the 1st Children Song Music Composition Competition with Portuguese Poems, promoted jointly by APEM/INATEL.

His compositional activity includes instrumental, choral, vocal and electronic music as well as music for theatre. His works have been played in several cities in Portugal and abroad.

His current works are published by AVA Musical Editions.

This composer has 8 works on AvA:


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11.00 €


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20.00 €

Little Lullaby for Open Strings

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13.00 €

Little Obsession

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11.00 €

Solo II

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11.00 €

Still Spins a Thread

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9.00 €

Veios de Erídano

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15.00 €