Andreia Pinto Corriea, composer

Andreia Pinto Corriea headshot_credit Daniel Blaufuks

The prestigious literary magazine Jornal de Letras describes Andreia Pinto Correia’s compositions as “a major contribution to the dissemination of Portugal’s culture and language, perhaps a contribution larger than could ever be imagined.” Her music — described by the Boston Globe as “compellingly meditative” and by the New York Times as an “aural fabric” — 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 by the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, and commissions from the European Union Presidency, League of American Orchestras and the Toulmin Foundation, Washington Performing Arts (Kennedy Center), Fromm Music Foundation at Harvard University, Tanglewood Music Center, Boston Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet, American Composers Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Chamber Music America, Albany Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony and National Dance Company of Portugal, and Culturgest/National Bank of Portugal, among others.