Biography of Musica Bella Orchestra guest Nuno Antunes

Born in Lisbon, Portugal, Nuno Antunes began his music studies at the C.N.R. of Leiria, under the guidance of Jaime Carriço e Luís Gomes, where he was awarded the 1st Prize in the Leiria’s C.N.R. Best Students Competition. Mr. Antunes continued his education at the Academia Nacional Superior de Orquestra (National Superior Orchestral Academy), obtaining his Bachelor of Music degree with high honors. Currently Mr. Antunes is a candidate for the Masters of Music diploma at the Manhattan School of Music in New York City, where he studies with Mr. David Krakauer.
      As a complement to his musical training, Mr. Antunes has participated in several master classes of such distinguished artists as Karl Leister, Walter Boykens, Guy Deplus, Paul Meyer, Alain Damiens, Hakan Rosengreen, and Robert Macdonald. He was recently invited to teach a master class at the E.P.A.B.I. in Portugal. Mr. Antunes was a member of the clarinet faculty of E.P.A.B.I. (1999-2003), C.N.R. Leiria (2001-2002) and C.M.M. Lisbon (2000-2002).
      Mr. Antunes’s appearance in competitions has resulted in several prizes, including the R.D.P. Young Musicians Prize, the Portuguese Young Clarinetist Competition, and the Lillian Fuchs Chamber Music Competition.
      Nuno Antunes has performed extensively as a recitalist, chamber musician and in several professional orchestras. He participated in the Clarmeetoporto-International Clarinet Meeting of Oporto, Portugal and in the 2nd Musical Festival of Faro, Portugal.

This bio last updated August 14, 2005