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.


18 September Masterskaya

NAU Quartet

19 September Dubna

NAU Quartet

20 September DOM

NAU Quartet

21 September Yaroslavl

NAU Quartet

13 October Skaņu Mežs

RED trio

20 October Casa da Música

Power of the Horns


RED trio


Clocks & Clouds



Fragments of Always

NAU Quartet

2017, FMR Records


Isotope Ensemble

2017, Creative Sources

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


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

2015, Creative Sources

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