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.

UPCOMING CONCERTS

03 January Irreal

Sousa + Pinheiro + Ferrandini



04 January Irreal

Sousa + Pinheiro + Ferrandini



05 January Irreal

Sousa + Pinheiro + Ferrandini



19 January Lisboa Incomum

Rodrigues + Pinheiro + Oliveira



26 January Irreal

NAU Quartet



15 March O'Culto da Ajuda

Rodrigues + Holm + Pinheiro



23 March Lisboa Incomum

Rodrigues + Holm + Pinheiro



PROJECTS

RED trio

earnear

Solo

Sousa + Pinheiro + Ferrandini

LATEST RECORDS

Three Phases ① White

Ad-hoc

2018, Creative Sources

Praise of our Folly

Lisbon Freedom Unit

2018, Clean Feed Records

Fragments of Always

NAU Quartet

2017, FMR Records

Yttrium

Isotope Ensemble

2017, Creative Sources

History of the Lisbon chaplaincy

Per Gärdin + Pedro Lopes + Rodrigo Pinheiro

2017, Creative Sources

Théatron

Suspensão Ensemble

2016, Creative Sources

Summer Skyshift

RED trio + John Butcher

2016, Clean Feed Records

Mizutekiteki

E. Rodrigues + N. Torres, G. Rodrigues+ R...

2015, Creative Sources

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