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Nuno Inácio


Since 2005, he has been the 1st flutist of the Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa. He finished his degree at the Lisbon Superior School of Music (ESML), with the highest grade, and between 1999 and 2001 was a disciple of Trevor Wye, at his Studio, in England. He participated in numerous masterclasses in Portugal and abroad with the greatest flutists of our time, with William Bennett, Trevor Wye and Vicens Prats being the teachers who most influenced his artistic training. After postgraduate studies in England, he obtained a Master’s degree in Musical Arts from ESML/UNL, currently attending a Doctorate in Musical Arts. Nuno Inácio performed solo with the Portuguese Symphony Orchestra, Gulbenkian Orchestra, Lisbon Metropolitan Orchestra, Lisbon Sinfonietta, Cascais and Oeiras Chamber Orchestra, ESML Orchestra, Espinho Professional School Orchestra. Between 1995 and 2003, he was 1st flutist in the Cascais and Oeiras Chamber Orchestra. From 1996 to 2005 he joined the Gulbenkian Orchestra as a guest musician, regularly performing the functions of 1st Soloist. He regularly performs in duo with pianist Paulo Pacheco and harpist Carolina Coimbra. Collaborates with the Moscow Piano Quartet and Ensemble D’Arcos. He has made numerous recordings for RTP and RDP-Antena 2, since 1999. He has recorded several times with the Sinfonietta de Lisboa and with pianist Bernardo Sassetti. He was the protagonist in two RTP2 documentaries: “Sons da Música” and “Bravo”.

In addition to presentations throughout the country, in the most important National Festivals, he performed in Italy, Germany, France, Spain, England, Denmark, in various recital formats. He was a member of the soloist panel at the 8th International Flute Convention of the British Flute Society (Manchester), at the International Convention of Flute Players in Spain (2015 and 2020) and at the I and II International Convention of AFLAUP, in Portugal, as a concert performer and masterclass supervisor .

In 2019, in collaboration with Ricardo Alves, he published an article in the British Magazine Pan, on dyslexia in flute teaching.

Among the prizes he won, the following stand out: 1st Prize in the International Flute Competition “L’U.F.A.M.”, in France; 1st Prize in the RDP “Young Musicians Awards” and the Maestro Silva Pereira Award; Semi-finalist in the “Carl Nielsen” Contest in Denmark; 1st Prize in the Stylistic Improvisation Contest, at the International Flute Convention, in England. He was dedicated to works conceived by composers Eduardo Patriarca, Fernando Lobo and Sérgio Azevedo.

Nuno Inácio is described as being “…a young flutist with a wide and colorful sound, excellent technical control and interesting musicality.”-in Jornal Público.

He was a member of the jury in several flute, composition and chamber music competitions. He has supervised masterclasses at the Superior School of Music and Dance of Cologne (Germany),  Superior School of Music of Catalonia (ESMUC, Barcelona) at the International Convention of Flautists in Spain, Superior School of Music in Cologne, “Courses for Music Improvement of Vila do Conde ” (2010-2016), at ESMAE, at ARTAVE, at the Mirandela Professional School, Covilhã Professional School, Espinho Professional School,  Porto Music Conservatory, Paredes Academy, Águeda Academy, Sta. Maria da Feira Academy , Minde Conservatory, Montalvo Music School and Sintra- Opera Studio. Since 1999 he has been a teacher at the Lisbon Superior School of Music and since 2004 at the National Academy of Orchestra.