Rodrigo Pinheiro

Pianist, improviser, composer.

Photo by István Kóbor

Rodrigo Pinheiro

Recognized as one of the most prominent musicians and pianists on the Portuguese free improvised, experimental, and Free Jazz scenes, Rodrigo Pinheiro embodies a versatile approach to music, seamlessly navigating through different genres and idioms. His career, spanning over two decades, is marked by contributions to the field of free improvisation, including his role in RED trio. His recordings have been acclaimed as some of the year's best jazz albums by publications such as The Wire, Público, New York City Jazz Record, and Jazz.pt.

At the age of five, he began studying at the local conservatory in Covilhã, Portugal, later focusing on improvisation under the guidance of mentors such as Carlos Zíngaro, Peter Kowald, Gunther Muller, Nuno Rebelo, and Patrick Brennan. Beyond performance, his work spans composing for film and theater. He has collaborated with many musicians, including internationally recognized artists such as John Butcher, Axel Dörner, Mattias Ståhl, Nate Wooley, Joe McPhee, Thomas Lehn, Keir Neuringer, Lotte Anker, and Peter Evans. His performances have taken him across Portugal, the USA, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Russia, Lithuania, Poland, Serbia, Romania, and Norway.

Current projects include the quintet "hyper.object", the trio "Linae", the trio "Cloud at Rest", and a duo with Pedro Carneiro, alongside his ongoing solo work. In 2022, he founded "Phonogram Unit", a Lisbon-based label dedicated to promoting experimental, improvised, and electro-acoustic music.

Rodrigo Pinheiro

Photo by Petra Cvelbar

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UPCOMING CONCERTS

28 Sep Casa da Cultura Setúbal

Amado + Pinheiro + Ferrandini + Faustino



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LATEST RECORDS

Continuum - Live at Smup

Continuum - Live at Smup

Linae

2024, Phonogram Unit

Tongues of flames

Tongues of flames

Garuda + Rodrigo Pinheiro

2024, A New Wave of Jazz

Gaivota

Gaivota

Sousa + Pinheiro + Ferrandini

2024, Vago

Rhizome

Rhizome

Levin + Pinheiro + Faustino

2023, Phonogram Unit

Linae

Linae

Linae

2023, Phonogram Unit

Cloud at rest

Cloud at rest

Sousa + Pinheiro + Ferrandini

2022, Phonogram Unit

inter.independence

inter.independence

hyper.object

2022, Phonogram Unit

Thoughts Are Things

Thoughts Are Things

NAU Quartet + Pedro Carneiro

2021, Phonogram Unit

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