Nuno Osório

Composer and Conductor


Nuno Osório was born in Lamego, where he started his musical studies at Escola de Música da Banda Filarmónica de Magueija. Years later, he became the school’s artistic director.

He studied the piano at Academia de Música de Lamego and percussion at Conservatório D. Dinis, in Odivelas. He worked with Sofia Lourenço, Fátima Juvandes, João Cunha, Filipe Simões and Richard Buckley.

He graduated in Composition at Escola Superior de Música, Artes e Espetáculo do Porto (Esmae), under the guidance of the teachers Eugénio Amorim, Carlos Guedes, Dimitris Andrikopoulus and Fernando Lapa. He participated in several workshops with prominent composers, such as Jonathan Harvey, Kaija Saariaho, Bruce Pennycook and Steve Reich.

The composer took a master’s degree in Direção de Orquestra de Sopros in University of Aveiro (UA). He studied Direção de Orquestra with Barbara Franke, Eugénio Amorim, Paulo Martins, Ernest Schelle, André Granjo and António Vassalo Lourenço.

Phd attendance in Composition at the university of aveiro.

His work as a composer is based essentially on producing electronic/electro-acoustic music, chamber music, film soundtracks and music to Symphonic and Wind Orchestras. His music is published by “Molenaar Edition BV”, a Dutch publishing company.

On May 2011, Déjà-Vu, a Symphonic Orchestra piece, was performed worldwide by the Orquestra Sinfónica of Esmae, in Helena Sá e Costa theater, in Porto. This piece was also presented in July 2011 by the Orquestra Sinfónica of Casa da Música in Porto.

In 2015, Nuno Osório was third on the first Concurso de Composição da Cidade de Rio Tinto, Portugal.

In 2020, he was paid tribute by Eduardo Cabrita, Portugal’s minister of Internal Affairs, for his musical composition “O Patrulheiro da GNR” (“GNR’s Patrolman”).

He was responsible for the original soundtracks of the movies Just Fly, from the american director Nathan Efstation; Directo, from Pedro Farate, and Desespero from Rui Pilão.

As a Maestro, he taught the following courses and internships of the wind orchestra (EOSP):

Wind Band conducting workshop - Filarmónica Boa Vontade Lorvanense – Penacova;
EOSP - Filarmónica da Lira Estrela da Candelária, São Miguel - Açores;
EOSP - Banda Musical do Pontido - Vila Pouca de Aguiar;
EOSP - Sociedade Filarmónica Quiaense - Figueira da Foz;
EOSP - “Ecole de Musique et de Danse de Saint-Galmier - Lyon” - França.
EOSP - Academia das Artes de Ribeira de Pena - Vila Real
EOSP - Federação de Bandas Filarmónicas do Distrito de Coimbra.
EOSP - Filarmónica Estrela do Oriente - Algarvia - Nordeste - São Miguel - Açores

These days, he also works as instrumentalist and composer in the GNR’s music band, as Master Sergeant, and is the Maestro of Ancede’s Martial Band, in Baião.


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Porto, Portugal

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