Gonçalo Gato

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Born in 1979 in Lisbon, Portugal, where he initially studied composition, Gonçalo moved to London in 2011 to start a doctorate on the subject of Algorithm and Decision in Musical Composition, under Prof. Julian Anderson’s supervision at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Recently, he was selected to take part in London Symphony Orchestra's Panufnik Scheme, being given the opportunity to write and publicly rehearse a new orchestral work.
Recent works include Vacuum Instability (2013) for ensemble, premiered by BBC SymphonyOrchestra musicians at the BBC Maida Vale studios,A Walk in the Countryside (2016), a piece for solo flute developed through collaboration with Ensemble Recherche's flutist Martin Fahlenbock,CantiFirmi (2014), based on a Gesualdo madrigal and premiered by the Guildhall New Music Ensemble and Comendador u m’euquitei (2015),a song based on an Iberianmedieval poem by RuiPais de Ribela premiered by the Ensemble mpmpat the Gulbenkian Foundation (Lisbon, Portugal).
Orchestral works include Vectorial-modular (2011), awarded first prize on the Póvoa de Varzim composition competition and A Vida é Nossa (2013) for symphonic wind band, premiered by the Banda Sinfónica Portuguesa at the Casa da Música (Porto, Portugal).
Tri par année. Les pièces les plus recentes apparaissent d'abord

Instrument Solo


NowState for solo piano (2018)
A Walk in the Countryside for solo flute (2016)

Musique Orchestrale


Agnostos for symphony orchestra (2015)

Instruments et électronique


Canti Firmi for ensemble (2014)
Vacuum Instability for octet (2013)

Groupe de Chambre (2 - 4 instruments)


Two Different Pieces for violin and piano (2014)

Ensemble Pierrot (fl, cl, vln, vlc, piano)


Dégradé for ensemble (2012)

Voix et instruments


To the Muses for soprano and piano (2012)
A Walk in the Countryside for solo flute (2016)
Agnostos for symphony orchestra (2015)
Canti Firmi for ensemble (2014)
Dégradé for ensemble (2012)
NowState for solo piano (2018)
To the Muses for soprano and piano (2012)
Two Different Pieces for violin and piano (2014)
Vacuum Instability for octet (2013)