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Pedro Pinto Figueiredo (b.1966), conductor and composer born in Lisbon.

He studied Composition at the Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa (Superior Music School of Lisbon) with the composer Christopher Bochmann, and Constança Capdeville. As a Calouste Gulbenkian scholarship holder, he studied in Paris with the composer Emmanuel Nunes. There, he simultaneously participated in and finished several courses at the IRCAM.

Some of his most relevant musical productions have been Germinal, for piano and wind octet, Wake, for bass clarinet, Ser, for string orchestra and Scindite, for bass clarinet, contralto and string orchestra. The focus on his musical research has been the use of new technologies, mainly on sound treatment in real time and its spatialisation, and extended instrumental techniques.

As conductor, he studied with Jean-Sébastien Béreau, having also worked and collaborated with Maestro Peter Rundel and Maestro Emílio Pomarico in the field of contemporary music conducting. In 2009, he premiered the work La Douce by Emmanuel Nunes as second conductor.

Since 1992 he’s been teaching Composition and Analysis at several music conservatories, like the Superior National Orchestra Academy (Academia Nacional Superior de Orquestra– ANSO), where he teached Orchestration, Analysis and made part of the board of directors. He’s also currently the headmaster of a music school in Linda-a-Velha, Lisbon.

Being one of the Founders of the Portuguese Composers Association (APC), he is currently president of the board.

Last update: December 13th, 2022