Nuno Marques Pinto

Born in 1988, in Porto (Portugal), Nuno Marques Pinto started learning the classical guitar with Prof. Maria Paula Marques, at the age of 10.

After completing his Bachelor Studies in Portugal, with Prof. José Pina, he moved to Switzerland in 2010 to study at the University of Basel, under the guidance of Prof. Stephan Schmidt.

During his studies, he attended several Masterclasses with renowned guitarists, such as Kazuhito Yamashita, Oscar Ghiglia, Pablo Marquez, Margarita Escarpa, Paul Galbraith, Chen Zhi, Dejan Ivanovic, Tomas Camacho, Mats Scheidegger, Tilman Hoppstock and Roland Dyens.

In his curriculum, he achieved several first and second prizes in International Guitar Competitions in Europe, such as Concurso Internacional Josefina Robledo (Valencia, Spain), B.O.G. Foundation Competition (Switzerland), Concurso Internacional de Guitarra do Fundão (Portugal), Prémio Jovens Músicos da RDP (Portuguese Classical Radio Prize) and Victor Pellegrini Internacional Guitar Competition (Switzerland).

A great deal of his current musical focus is on contemporary music. Both in solo Repertoire and in collaborations with contemporary music formations, such as TAL Trio (Portugal/Switzerland), LUX:NM Ensemble (Berlin, Germany), KAPmodern (Potsdam, Germany) and the guitar duo with Gil Fesch (Portugal), Nuno Pinto had the chance to work closely with the following composers: Helmut Lachenmann, Eric Egan, Ansgar Beste, Ângela Ponte, Matthias Pintscher, Diogo Novo Carvalho, Sondre Bryntesen, Pia Johansen, Tyler Futrell, Michel Roth, among others.

Nuno played as a soloist with the Basel Sinfonieorchester (Switzerland), the Orquestra XXI (Portugal) and the Orquestra de la Marina Alta (Spain).

Currently living in Leipzig (Germany), he recently commissioned and premiered works for solo electric guitar composed by Eric Egan (Irland/Norway) and Gregor Forbes (Scotland), in a project made possible by the Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen (Germany).

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Nuno Marques Pinto
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