João-Carlos Pinto

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Studied Piano and Composition at Braga Gulbenkian Conservatory and did his bachelor in Composition at Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa.
Currently, he is doing a Master's in Multimedia Composition at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg.


Participated in masterclasses and workshops with: Ensemble Recherche, Tristan Murail, Thomas Adès, Alexander Schubert, John Chowning, Rebecca Saunders, João Pedro Oliveira, Panayiotis Kokoras, Stefano Gervasoni, Stefan Prins, Carola Bauckholt, Åke Parmerud, Kaija Saariaho, Thierry de Mey.

His music as been played at: Arts Incubator (KOR), CEMI Circles (EUA), Gaudeamus (NL), Porgy & Bess (AUS), Matera Intermedia (IT), Festival Mixtur (ESP) and Casa da Música, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Porto Coliseum, Festival DME, O’culto da Ajuda, São Carlos National Theater, S. Luiz Theater, gnration, Sonoscopia (PT).

As received commissions from: UNESCO, Gaudeamus, Casa da Música, RTP / Antena 2, JOP - Jovem Orquestra Portuguesa, Centro Cultural de Belém, ensemble neoN / ars ad hoc, Arte no Tempo and Aveiro City Council.

In 2019 he was appointed Young Associated Composer of Estúdios Victor Córdon (partnership with São Carlos National Theater and National Ballet Company), selected for IRCAM's Festival ManiFeste (Paris, FR), where he worked with Raphaël Cendo and the Ensemble Nikel, and was also selected for the artist residency program about Opera Creation "Bijloke Summer Academy", co-ordinated by ENOA (European Network of Opera Academies) at LOD Muziektheater (Ghent, BE).

In 2020, won 2 commission prizes: UNESCO, Braga Media Arts + ZKM Karlsruhe (audiovisual piece in collaboration with Sarah Degenhardt); and, Ensemble neoN + ars ad hoc.


As a performer, he plays mostly electronic instruments built by himself. Highlight for the projects CACO.MEAL, Peter Evans' Som Crescente, Pedro Melo Alves' Omniae Large Ensemble and xD.

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photo © Bruna Maia de Moura, 2021

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Ordered by year. Most recent works appears first

Chamber Ensemble (5 - 9 instruments)


Studies for Figures and Forms for flute, detuned clarinet, prepared piano and string quartet (2020)

Ensemble (Instruments or Voices) and Fixed Electronic Media


String Quartet no.1 for string quartet and electronics (2019)

Symphony Orchestra


TOYS ARE US for modular toy orchestra (2018)

Soloist (Instrument or Voice) and Fixed Electronic Media


Anti-manifesto.exe for megaphone and electronics (2018)
Nothingness as an emergence for prepared cello and electronics (2018)

Concert Band


Nadir for wind orchestra (2017)
Anti-manifesto.exe for megaphone and electronics (2018)
Nadir for wind orchestra (2017)
Nothingness as an emergence for prepared cello and electronics (2018)
String Quartet no.1 for string quartet and electronics (2019)
Studies for Figures and Forms for flute, detuned clarinet, prepared piano and string quartet (2020)
TOYS ARE US for modular toy orchestra (2018)