Rodrigo Cardoso (1997) was born in Cinfães. In 2007 he started studying clarinet with Victor Pereira and composition with Ruben Andrade, at Academia de Música de Castelo de Paiva.
He finished his bachelor in Composition in 2018, at Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa, studying with composers such as João Madureira, Luís Tinoco and António Pinho Vargas.
In 2015 he received the 1st Prize of the “Concurso de Composição séc. XXI” with “Reflexos”, for solo bass clarinet, and in 2018 he received the Golden Prize of the “Oskar Rieding Internacional Competition for Young Musicians” – Slovenia, with “Grund”, for ensemble.
Nowadays, he is taking his Master degree at Escola de Artes da Universidade de Évora, where he studies with Cristopher Bochmann.
Rodrigo’s works are diverse, and include partnerships with other artists, such as dancers, writers and visual artists.