Luís Tinoco

“Ends Meet” new version for marimba and string chamber orchestra

On the 5th of April 6. p.m., at the Teatro Municipal Baltazar Dias / Funchal (Madeira Island), Pedro Carneiro will lead the Orquestra Clássica da Madeira in the first performance of  ”Ends Meet” / new version for marimba and string chamber orchestra.Pedro_Carneiro_Conducting

Commissioned by the Matosinhos City Hall and originally written for marimba and string quartet, this work was premièred in March 2002 by Pedro Carneiro and the Ensemble Stroma at the International Festival of the Arts, Wellington Town Hall, New Zealand.



More recently, Pedro Carneiro and the Arditti Quartet recorded the original version of this work for the Dutch label Et’Cetera records.  | Click here to watch a video.

Matosinhos String Quartet plays Tinoco

Quarteto de Cordas de Matosinhos

Quarteto de Cordas de Matosinhos

On the 26th of March, 09.30 pm, at the Cine-Teatro Constantino Nery in Matosinhos, the Matosinhos String Quartet will perform Luís Tinoco’s “String Quartet“, a work written in 1995 and winner of the Lopes-Graça Composition Prize in the same year.

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Premièred by Alexei Tolpygo, Tatiana Gaivoronskaia, Andrei Ratnikov and Guenrich Elessine, Tinoco’s Quartet was latter recorded on CD by the Arditti String Quartet for the Dutch label Et’Cetera recordsThis score was published by the Cascais City Hall and is available here.

The Matosinhos Quartet (Vitor Vieira, Juan Maggiorani, Jorge Alves e Marco Pereira) was selected by the European Concert Hall Organisation (ECHO) for the Rising Stars 2014/2015 season.

Upcoming projects for 2014

2014Following the CD release of “Round Time” on Naxos, with four works performed by the Gulbenkian Orchestra; and the World prèmiere of a Horn Concerto performed by Abel Pereira in the International Horn Symposium (US); Luís Tinoco is now engaged in two upcoming projects for 2014.
The first one is Frisland, a new orchestral work inspired by the music of the American jazz guitar player and composer Bill Frisell, commissioned by the Seattle Symphony for the “Sonic Evolution” series and to be premièred in June 2014 under the baton of Ludovic Morlot. [Check this link to know more].
The second one is the music for Lídia, a new ballet commissioned by the Portuguese National Ballet Company, to be premièred in November the same year with choreography by Paulo Ribeiro. The score for this new ballet inspired by the Orpheu’s generation and, particularly, by the writings of Ricardo Reis – one of the various heteronyms created by Fernando Pessoa – will be performed by the Lisbon Metropolitan Orchestra, conducted by Pedro Neves. [Click here to know more about this project].

“Zoom in – Zoom out”, two performances in Lisbon

On the 21st and the 22nd of February, at 07.00 pmLiceu Camões Auditorium and at 04.00 pm - Orient Museum Auditorium, respectively, the work “Zoom in – Zoom out” will be performed in two recitals with the percussion trio Solistas da Metropolitana (Marco Fernandes, João Carlos Pacheco and Fernando Llopis).

Marco Fernandes, João Pacheco, Fernando Llopis

Marco Fernandes, João Pacheco, Fernando Llopis

In the same program (live broadcast on the Antena 2, 21st Feb.) this trio will also perform works by Smith, Takemitsu and Xenakis.

Dedicated to Miquel Bernat, “Zoom in – Zoom out” was written between December 2009 and January 2010 as part of a project entitled  Deconstructing Bossa, conceived and premièred by the Drumming Percussion Group.

(…) More than quoting previous material, taken from the Brazilian popular music repertoire, I tried to create a piece that, almost imperceptibly, would lead our mind to spaces related with the universe of the Brazilian music, either by the use of specific accents and rhythmic patterns, either by the gradual construction of brief melodic sketches. (…) [Luís Tinoco, Jan. 2010.]

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Tinoco on Youtube

Click on the following links to watch and hear some fragments of chamber, stage and orchestral music: