Rodrigo Pinheiro

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Rodrigo Pinheiro

Rodrigo Pinheiro is a pianist, improviser and composer from Lisboa, Portugal.

He was born in 1973 in Covilhã where he started learning the piano when he was five at the local conservatory of music and later at the Conservatory of Lisbon until he was eighteen. With an intuitive approach to improvisation and exploration of the piano timbres, using both classical and extensive techniques, makes his music energic, polyrhythmic and full of contrasts.

He’s been active on the free improvisation scene playing in projects like RED trio, Clocks & Clouds, earnear and solo. He also played with such amazing musicians as Hernâni Faustino, Gabriel Ferrandini, Per Anders Nilsson, John Zorn, Nobuyasu Furuya, Nate Wooley, John Butcher, Lotte Anker, Joe McPhee, Keir Neuringer, Rodrigo Amado, Ernesto Rodrigues, José Oliveira, Nuno Torres, Ricardo Jacinto, Blaise Siwula, Nuno Rebelo, Jason Stein, Hiroshi Kobayashi, Cristin Wilboltz, Pedro Sousa, Albert Cirera, Gerard Lebik, Piotr Damasiewicz, João Camões, Miguel Mira, Luis Vicente, Marco Franco, among others.

He has been playing, traveling and recording around Portugal, USA, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Poland, Russia, Lithuania, Serbia, Romania and Norway.


05 April O'Culto da Ajuda


08 April Festa do Jazz, Teatro São Luis

Clocks & Clouds

09 April Festa do Jazz, Teatro São Luis

Lisbon Freedom Unit

29 April Salão Brazil

RED trio

17 May De Singer

RED trio + John Butcher

19 May Jazz Cerkno Festival

RED trio electric + Raoul Björkenheim

15 June Hot Clube

Clocks & Clouds


RED trio


Clocks & Clouds



Suspensão Ensemble

2016, Creative Sources

Summer Skyshift

RED trio + John Butcher

2016, Clean Feed Records

Live in Munich

RED trio

2015, Astral Spirits

Oblique Mirrors

Per Gärdin + Rodrigo Pinheiro + Marco Fran...

2015, ibnmusik



2014, Tour de Bras


RED trio + Piotr Damasiewicz + Gerard Lebik

2014, Bocian Records

North And The Red Stream

RED trio + Mathias Ståhl

2014, NoBusiness Records

Clocks & Clouds

Clocks & Clouds

2014, FMR Records


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