Nuno Costa

Composer, Portugal

Nuno Costa studied at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia (Rome) with Ivan Fedele after having graduated from the Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp and at the Escola Superior de Música, Artes e Espectáculo (Oporto). After receiving the ISCM Young Composer Award 2015 he was awarded with the Bourse artistique attributed by Casa de Velázquez – Académie de France à Madrid (2016) and was also a Laureate from Fondation Royaumont (Voix Nouvelles, 2018). He won the impuls International Composition Competition (Klangforum Wien, 2019) and obtained commissions from Teatro La Fenice, La Biennale di Venezia, Casa da Música. His music was performed during the impuls Festival in Graz, Festival Musica of Strasbourg, Festival Royaumont, ISCM World Music Days and represented Portugal at the International Rostrum of Composers 2016 (UNESCO), in Wrocław, Poland.

Lustralis (for string quartet)

Lustralis is grounded on the inner sensitivity of variant sounds; a sphere to inhabit. Pursuit in similarities, advance in contrastes, search for the whole. Implode to fuse, then explode – modulations and colours; path into natural varnishing. Purification?

Nuno Costa is in residence at the Camargo Foundation from June 14 to 29, 2019 in partnership with the Royaumont Foundation.