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.


21 November CS Fest, O'Culto da Ajuda

NAU Quartet

23 November CS Fest, O'Culto da Ajuda

Rodrigues + Holm + Pinheiro


RED trio



Sousa + Pinheiro + Ferrandini


White bricks and the wooden mutes

Voutchkova + Rodrigues + Pinheiro

2019, Creative Sources


LIsbon String Trio & Rodrigo Pinheiro

2019, Creative Sources

Parallel Realities

Parallel Realities

2019, FMR Records

Rayon Blanc

Suspensão Ensemble

2019, Creative Sources



2019, Clean Feed Records

Three Phases ① White

E. Rodrigues + A. Cirera + R. Pinheiro + C. Santos

2018, Creative Sources

Praise of our Folly

Lisbon Freedom Unit

2018, Clean Feed Records

Fragments of Always

NAU Quartet

2017, FMR Records