Rodrigo Pinheiro

Pianist, improviser, composer.

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Rodrigo Pinheiro

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Rodrigo Pinheiro

Rodrigo Pinheiro is a pianist, improviser and composer from Lisboa, Portugal who works across a broad spectrum of musical idioms. He's been active on the free improvisation  scene as a solo performer, on several projects like RED trio and collaborating with musicians from all over the world. His recent recordings with RED trio where considered among the best Jazz album of the year by The Wire, Publico, New York Jazz Records and Jazz.pt.

 He was born 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. His participation on workshops with Carlos Zíngaro, Peter Kowald, Gunther Muller, Nuno Rebelo and Patrick Brennan led him to develop a keen interest in improvised music and to meet and to be involved with musicians on the Portuguese and international free improvisation scene. He’s been working in projects like RED trio, Clocks & Clouds, Earnear, solo and playing on ad-hoc sessions with many musicians from all over the word.

He has also been working as a composer creating soundtracks for movies and theater.

He has been playing and recording around Portugal, USA, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Poland, Russia, Lithuania, Serbia, Romania and Norway.

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UPCOMING CONCERTS

18 Dec SMUP

RED trio



22 Dec ZDB

Sousa + Pinheiro + Ferrandini



20 Jan ZDB

NAU + Pedro Carneiro



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LATEST RECORDS

Thoughts Are Things

Thoughts Are Things

NAU Quartet + Pedro Carneiro

2021, Phonogram Unit

Sinister Hypnotization

Sinister Hypnotization

Lisbon Berlin Quartet

2021, Clean Feed Records

Kinetic Études

Kinetic Études

Rodrigo Pinheiro + Pedro Carneiro

2021, Phonogram Unit

Suite 10 Years Anniversary

Suite 10 Years Anniversary

RED trio & Celebration Band

2020, NoBusiness Records

No Gravity

No Gravity

Lencastre + Pinheiro + Hasselberg

2020, Author Edition

Multiforms

Multiforms

E. Rodrigues + F. L. Holm + R. Pinheiro

2020, Creative Sources

Sfumato

Sfumato

Suspensão Ensemble

2020, Creative Sources

Book of Spirals

Book of Spirals

Rodrigues (x2) + Faustino + Carneiro + Pinheiro

2020, Creative Sources

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