Luís Salgueiro is a composer of instrumental, electronic, and mixed music, whose attention to timbre and material production of sound is informed by concepts from the field of embodied cognition. Recent and upcoming collaborations include pieces for Orquestra Gulbenkian, the Quasar Saxophone Quartet, pianists Philippe Marques and Duarte Pereira Martins, and trio recherche.
His music has been performed in Germany, the United States, and across Portugal’s most important venues, including the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, the Sala Suggia of Casa da Música, the Main Hall of the National Conservatoire, Palácio da Ajuda, Teatro Aveirense or Forum Luísa Todi. He has taken part in the European Network of Opera Academies, developing work with the Gulbenkian Foundation, as well as with the Theaterakademie August Everding, in cooperation with JOiN at the Staatsoper Stuttgart.
Luís has a Master’s degree in Composition from the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover, where he studied with Ming Tsao, Gordon Williamson and Joachim Heintz, as a DAAD scholar. He completed his Bachelor’s at the Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa, under the guidance of António Pinho Vargas, Carlos Marecos and Luís Tinoco. He sits on the board and serves as coordinator for the editorial activities of MPMP, movimento patrimonial pela música portuguesa, an international network of musicians dedicated to the diffusion and study of Portuguese heritage in the Western Classical tradition. In addition to his creative work, he has developed relevant work in the fields of music engraving and editing, with a particular emphasis on contemporary music, having contributed to distinguished European publishing houses such as Peters, Casa Ricordi, and Durand – Salabert – Eschig.