The music of composer Andreia Pinto-Correia is influenced by Iberian folk traditions — in particular, by Arab-Andalusian poetic forms. The prestigious literary magazine Jornal de Letras recently proclaimed that “the music of Andreia Pinto-Correia has been a major contribution to the dissemination of Portugal’s culture and language, perhaps a contribution larger than could ever be imagined."
Currently Composer-in-Residence with OrchestrUtópica in her native city of Lisbon, her upcoming season includes premieres with the Minnesota Symphony Orchestra 2012 Composer Institute as well as with Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa.
Ms. Pinto-Correia has received numerous commissions from institutions in America and Europe and has been a fellow at Tanglewood Music Center, Aspen Music Festival, ENOA/Gulbenkian Foundation, Composers Conference, and MacDowell Colony. She is currently working on her first opera, a Companhia Ópera do Castelo/Drumming GP co-commission, with libretto written by acclaimed West African writer Ondjaki, to be premiered during the 2012/13 season. She is a teaching fellow and doctoral candidate at the New England Conservatory, and she also collaborates with her father at the Center for Folk Traditions at Lisbon’s University. Visit