Andreia Pinto Correia
Composer and Panel Curator
Born in Portugal, Andreia Pinto Correia began her musical studies in her native Lisbon and received her Masters and Doctoral of Music degrees with Academic Honors from the New England Conservatory of Music.Andreia Pinto Correia’s 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.
Honors include 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 at Kennedy Center, Chamber Music America, Fromm Music Foundation at Harvard University, Boston Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet, American Composers Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, Tanglewood Music Center, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Albany Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony and National Dance Company of Portugal, and Culturgest, among others. Her work Timaeus, a concerto for orchestra commissioned by the Boston Symphony’s Tanglewood Music Center in memory of Elliott Carter, was recently premiered at the opening concert of the Festival’s 75th anniversary. Her first string quartet, commissioned by Gulbenkian Música and written for the JACK Quartet, has been performed extensively both in Europe and the US.
She has also been the recipient of a League of American Orchestras/ New Music USA Music Alive Composer Residency, a Rockefeller Foundation Center Fellowship, a Civitella Ranieri Foundation Fellowship, the Alpert Award in the Arts/Ucross Residency Prize, and the Toru Takemitsu Composition Award by the Japan Society. In addition, she was the curator of the Fertile Crescent Festival for Contemporary Music at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and recently was guest composer with the Australian National University.