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.


17 May De Singer

RED trio + John Butcher

19 May Jazz Cerkno Festival

RED trio electric + Raoul Björkenheim

27 May Solo Fe­sti­val, OPT - Creative Arts Centre


06 June Irreal

R. Pinheiro + A. Rosso + V. Furtado

15 June Hot Clube

Clocks & Clouds

20 June O'Culto da Ajuda

Biliana Voutchkova + Ernesto Rodrigues + Rodrigo Pinheiro

05 July Jazz im Goethe Garten



RED trio


Clocks & Clouds



History of the Lisbon chaplaincy

Per Gärdin + Pedro Lopes + Rodrigo Pinheiro

2017, Creative Sources


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


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