Andreia Pinto Correia, composer

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Andreia Pinto Correia’s music — described by the Boston Globe as “compellingly meditative” — is characterized by close attention to harmonic detail and timbral color. Following a family tradition of scholars and writers, her work often reflects the influence of literary sources from the Iberian Peninsula and beyond. 

Honors include a 2020 Arts and Letters Award in Music from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, and commissions from the New York Philharmonic and Los Angeles Philharmonic (both with maestro Gustavo Dudamel), European Union Presidency, Tanglewood Music Center/ Boston Symphony Orchestra,  Washington Performing Arts (Kennedy Center), São Paulo Symphony Orchestra (OSESP), Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, League of American Orchestras and the Toulmin Foundation, Fromm Music Foundation at Harvard University, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, American Composers Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, Chamber Music America, National Symphony and National Dance Company of Portugal, and Culturgest/National Bank of Portugal, among others. 

Ms. Pinto Correia was the curator of the Fertile Crescent Festival for Contemporary Music at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, and composer in residence with contemporary music ensemble OrchestrUtópica (Lisbon).  She received the Honorary Title of Fellow of the Australian National University (ANU), Canberra, where she was guest composer and conferencist at the ARC Laureate Program for the Deep Human Past and the Indigenous Linguistics Alliance. Recently she was Visiting Associate Professor at the Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University, and is currently composer in residence, faculty and co-curator at the Bowdoin International Festival. The current season includes a new work for the Los Angeles Philharmonic for maestro Gustavo Dudamel, and the premiere of her cello concerto, written for the virtuoso Jay Campbell, a co-commission by the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra (OSESP) in Brazil and the Gulbenkian Orchestra in Portugal.

Born and raised in Lisbon, Andreia Pinto Correia began her musical studies at the Academia de Amadores de Música and the Hot Clube Jazz School, and received her Masters and Doctoral of Music degrees from the New England Conservatory of Music. She currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.