His self-description is composer, performer and instrument builder. Musical creativity is one of the outstanding trademarks of the Portuguese artist João Carlos Pinto, who is only 23. After studying at the Gulbenkian Conservatory in his hometown of Braga, he completed a bachelor’s degree at the Music Academy in Lisbon. Master classes and workshops have allowed Pinto to work with prominent protagonists of the musical avant-garde, e.g. the Ensemble Recherche, Rebecca Saunders, Tristan Murail, Thomas Adès and Stefano Gervasoni. Pinto’s special affinity for electronic experimentation is reflected in many of his works, for example anti-manifesto.exe for megaphone and electronics (2018), a String Quartet with Electronics (2019) and the Pocket Opera for 12 people (2019). He has also created works such as Impuls(o)s for piano solo (2018), Music for Percussion (2020) and most recently a Saxophone Concerto (2021). Pinto’s works have been performed not only in Portugal, but also at numerous festivals in Spain, the Netherlands, the USA and Korea.