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Nuno Aroso
Hometown: Porto
Web site: http://www.nunoaroso.com/#!__english-version
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Biography:
A percussionist dedicated to contemporary creation, Nuno Aroso was born in Porto in 1978.

His solo career has taken on a fundamental role in his artistic life. Strongly focused on the exploration of new techniques, renewed instrumental resources and the scenic aspects inherent in percussion performance, Nuno Aroso has actively collaborated with numerous composers front the most varied aesthetic fields and parts of the world, resulting in the growth of personal and idiosyncratic repertoire, contributing simultaneously to the development of percussion as an area of instrumental performance.

Having completed a percussion course The Professional Music School of Espinho, Nuno Aroso entered the Superior Music School of Porto. He completed his degree in 2001 with a score of 20/20 in the final recital. In 2003 he began his specialization at the “Conservatoire National de Strasbourg, gaining a Soloist Diploma in Marimba and Vibraphone. Throughout his studies he attended various courses and master classes in percussion and contemporary music, seeking fundamental references in the contemporary music scene. In Paris, with Jean Pierre Drouet, he explored repertoire of musical theatre. In 2001, he was awarded with the Academic Merit Prize of the António de Almeida Foundation and in 2008 he was given a Creators Grant by The National Centre for Culture for the project Technicolor, a solo cd about the world of cinema. He has been a member of Drumming - Percussion Group, since 1999, Oficina Musical soloist and invited musician of the Remix Ensemble. With these groups or as a soloist, he premiered over 70 works and recorded part of this repertoire in a total of 15 editions. Particularly noteworthy are collaborations with the following companies: Groovescooter Records- Australia, Cavalli Records- Germany, Rattle-New Zealand, Anemos-Spain and the Portuguese companies; Numérica, Atelier de Composição and Clean Feed. He gives solo and chamber music performances alongside the most prominent artists, maestros, groups and composers of today, on the most important stages and festivals in Portugal, France, Germany, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Slovenia, Brazil, China and Thailand., South Africa, Argentina. Particularly motivated by the enrichment and renewal of the concept of the concert as a whole experience, he frequently forms artistic relationships with other disciplines: Dance, Cinema, Theatre and Literature.
His solo career has taken on a fundamental role in his artistic life. Strongly focused on the exploration of new techniques, renewed instrumental resources and the scenic aspects inherent in percussion performance, Nuno Aroso has actively collaborated with numerous composers front the most varied aesthetic fields and parts of the world, resulting in the growth of personal and idiosyncratic repertoire, contributing simultaneously to the development of percussion as an area of instrumental performance. The projects for the coming season include the launch of two solo recordings, as well as numerous world premieres of a great many performers and appearances on the most important national and international stages.In parallel , he is an CITAR investigator and is working on his doctorate “"The Narrative of Gesture" - Contemporary Music for Percussion”.
Nuno Aroso teaches at the Minho University.

Nuno Aroso plays with Adamas Instruments and mallets by Elite Mallets











Nuno Aroso
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