Andreia Pinto Correia

Composer

Andreia Pinto Correia, a celebrated Portuguese composer, is recognized for her unique musical compositions, often described as “compellingly meditative” (Boston Globe) and an “aural fabric” (New York Times). Her work is characterized by a meticulous focus on harmonic intricacies and timbral richness.

Pinto Correia’s outstanding contributions to music have earned her prestigious honors, including the 2020 Arts and Letters Award in Music from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship. She has been commissioned by illustrious institutions like the New York Philharmonic, Washington Performing Arts, Tanglewood Music Center, and Boston Symphony Orchestra, among others.

Her compositions have been performed by renowned orchestras and ensembles worldwide, including the New York Philharmonic, Minnesota Symphony Orchestra, and Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Orchestra. Notable recent works include “Os pássaros da noite” and “Aere senza stelle.”

A career highlight is her concerto for orchestra, “Timaeus,” commissioned by the Boston Symphony’s Tanglewood Music Center in memory of Elliott Carter. Pinto Correia has also served as a guest composer at prestigious institutions like the Rockefeller Foundation – Bellagio Center and the Civitella Ranieri Foundation.

Born in Portugal, Pinto Correia’s musical journey began in Lisbon. She holds Masters and Doctoral degrees in Composition from the New England Conservatory of Music. Currently, she is a Visiting Associate Professor in Composition at the Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University, and a resident composer at the Bowdoin International Festival. Andreia has resided in Brooklyn, New York, since 2014.

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November 17, 2022
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