Nuno Costa (Cerva, Ribeira de Pena, Portugal, 1986)
He studied at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia (Rome) with Ivan Fedele, after having graduated from the Royal Conservatorie of Antwerp, under Wim Henderickx and at the Escola Superior de Música, Artes e Espectáculo (Oporto) with Eugénio Amorim. He attended masterclass with K. Saariaho, M. André, G. Aperghis, Ph. Manoury, F. Fillidei, B. Olivero, P. Oliveros and participated on the 48. Summer Course in Darmstadt, among other activities.
After receiving the ISCM Young Composer Award 2015, he was selected to participate in the Late Fall Banff Musicians in Residence at The Banff Centre (Canada) and was also awarded with the Bourse artistique attributed by Casa de Velázquez – Académie de France à Madrid. The Istituto Italiano di Cultura granted him a scholarship. His works have been showcased in Portugal and has also performed at deSingel, Auditorium Parco della Musica, The DiMenna Center. He obtained commissions from Teatro La Fenice and La Biennale di Venezia. His music was performed during the Festival Musica of Strasbourg and the ISCM World Music Days and was selected to represent Portugal at the International Rostrum of Composers 2016 (UNESCO), in Wrocław.