composer and conductor
Born in Lisbon in 1971, Nuno Côrte-Real has established himself as one of the most important Portuguese composers and masters of today. Among his premieres are "7 Dances to the Death of the Harpist" at the Kleine Zaal of the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, "Little Sea Songs" at the Purcel Room in London, "Concerto Vedras" at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in New York, "Nova Cancioneiro" at the Siglufirdi Festival in Reykjavík, and "Andarilhos" - dance music at the Casa da Música in Oporto. His discography includes albums edited nationally and internationally in various musical genres, from chamber music to choral, symphonic and opera. In the scenic world, Nuno Côrte-Real has worked with some of the leading names in opera, theater, literature and film. Nuno Côrte-Reala and Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Ciudad Granada Orchestra, Real Filharmonía de Galicia, Extremadura Orchestra, Excelentia Foundation Orchestra (Madrid), Lisbon Metropolitan Orchestra, Orquestra do Norte, Orquestra do Algarve, Orchestras de Filarmonia das Beiras, Orchestrutopica, Camerata du Rhône (Lyon) and Ensemble Darcos. He is the founder and artistic director of Ensemble Darcos, a chamber music group dedicated to the interpretation of his music and the great European repertoire, and artistically signs the Darcos Season. He was a scholarship holder of the National Center of Culture, and in 2003 he was awarded the Silver Merit Medal of the Torres Vedras City Council.