Andreia Pinto Correia’s music follows a family tradition of scholars and writers, her work often reflecting the influence of literary sources from the Iberian Peninsula and beyond. Her work is characterized by close attention to harmonic detail and timbral color.
Honors include a 2020 Arts and Letters Award in Music by the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, and commissions from the European Union Presidency, Washington Performing Arts (Kennedy Center), League of American Orchestras and the Toulmin Foundation, Fromm Music Foundation at Harvard University, Tanglewood Music Center, American Composers Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and Albany Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Music America, National Symphony, National Dance Company of Portugal, and National Bank of Portugal, among others.
Upcoming premieres include Reverdecer, Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra co-commissioned by the Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo (OSESP) and the Gulbenkian Foundation Orchestra. The work, written for American virtuoso Jay Campbell, will have its European and Latin American premieres during the 2022-23 season. The 2022 season will also feature a new work for string quartet commissioned by Brooklyn Rider.
She held the Honorary Title of Fellow of the Australian National University (ANU), Canberra, as a guest of the ARC Laureate Program for the Deep Human Past and the Indigenous Linguistics Alliance. Her concerto for Orchestra Timaeus was commissioned by the Boston Symphony’s Tanglewood Music Center in memory of Elliott Carter, for the Festival’s 75th anniversary.
Born in Portugal, Andreia Pinto Correia began her musical studies in her native Lisbon and received her Masters and Doctoral of Music degrees from the New England Conservatory of Music. She currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.