Rodrigo Pinheiro is a pianist, improviser and composer from Lisboa, Portugal.
He was born in 1973 in Covilhã where he started learning the piano when he was five at the local conservatory of music and later at the Conservatory of Lisbon until he was eighteen. With an intuitive approach to improvisation and exploration of the piano timbres, using both classical and extensive techniques, makes his music energic, polyrhythmic and full of contrasts.
He’s been active on the free improvisation scene playing in projects like RED trio, Clocks & Clouds, earnear and solo. He also played with such amazing musicians as Hernâni Faustino, Gabriel Ferrandini, Per Anders Nilsson, John Zorn, Nobuyasu Furuya, Nate Wooley, John Butcher, Lotte Anker, Joe McPhee, Keir Neuringer, Rodrigo Amado, Ernesto Rodrigues, José Oliveira, Nuno Torres, Ricardo Jacinto, Blaise Siwula, Nuno Rebelo, Jason Stein, Hiroshi Kobayashi, Cristin Wilboltz, Pedro Sousa, Albert Cirera, Gerard Lebik, Piotr Damasiewicz, João Camões, Miguel Mira, Luis Vicente, Marco Franco, among others.
He has been playing, traveling and recording around Portugal, USA, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Poland, Russia, Lithuania, Serbia, Romania and Norway.